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 Superconducting electrical machine with double re-entrant ends for minimizing heat leak patent thumbnailnew patent Superconducting electrical machine with double re-entrant ends for minimizing heat leak
A superconducting electrical machine includes at least one re-entrant end including at least two segments. The at least two segments are continuous.

 Superconducting electrical machine with two part rotor with center shaft capable of handling bending loads patent thumbnailnew patent Superconducting electrical machine with two part rotor with center shaft capable of handling bending loads
A superconducting electrical machine includes a rotor and a stator. The stator defines a cavity.

 Nanoscale magnet composite for high-performance permanent magnets patent thumbnailnew patent Nanoscale magnet composite for high-performance permanent magnets
A nanoparticle is disclosed that has an elongated core extending from a first end to a second end along a longitudinal axis and formed of at least one magnetizable and/or magnetized material. A first cover is formed on a first end of the core, and a second cover is formed on a second end of the core, the first cover and the second cover formed from a magnetocrystalline anisotropic material different than the material of the core.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


 Cap shielded ignition system patent thumbnailnew patent Cap shielded ignition system
A system for igniting a mixture in an internal combustion engine includes an elongate plug body generally residing around a center longitudinal axis and adapted to couple to the internal combustion engine. The system also includes a first ignition body residing about an end of the plug body and a second ignition body adjacent the first ignition body to define a flame kernel initiation gap between the second ignition body and the first ignition body.
Woodward, Inc.


 Portable display board patent thumbnailnew patent Portable display board
A portable display board comprises a generally rectangular sheet defining a display area bordered by rod mountable edges. Each rod mountable edge comprises a duct configured for passage of a mounting rod therethrough.

 Kit of information media patent thumbnailnew patent Kit of information media
Kit (1) of information media, comprising at least one module (2); at least one rigid pocket (3) adapted to contain objects such as postcards, lottery tickets, and the like; at least one hinge (4) adapted to allow the joining of consecutive modules (2); at least one clip (5) adapted to support one or more articles such as postcards, tickets, posters and the like, said clip (5) being applicable by means of reversible interlocking, along the edges of the module(s) (2); at least one fastener (6) adapted to fasten said module (2), or set of modules (2) previously assembled together, on the walls of a room or on the edges of a common rigid panel, said kit (1) being characterized in that the module(s) (2), having a profile defined by any closed curve or polygonal form, has grooved cylindrical projections along the edges thereof; the longitudinal axis of said projections being parallel to the edge from which said projections are extended, said projections being spaced by grooves, said grooves being longitudinally crossed by rigid and cylindrical segments firmly connected to said cylindrical projections, said segments and said grooves defining, for each groove, a cavity.. .
Time To Market S.r.l.


 Method for reducing the swinging of ships, anchored or moored to a buoy, and device for the implementation thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Method for reducing the swinging of ships, anchored or moored to a buoy, and device for the implementation thereof
A method for reducing the swinging of an anchored or moored to a buoy ship, by the suitable activation of the bow thruster and the stern thruster of the ship in accordance with the signals obtained by at least one of the following sensors: a) gyroscope, b) magnetometer, c) anemometer, d) gps, e) inertial navigation system, f) a device measuring the angle between the longitudinal axis of the ship and the vertical plane through the anchor chain of the ship, is described.. .

 Axial preload for demountable connectors patent thumbnailnew patent Axial preload for demountable connectors
The present invention provides a spring bias that is particularly suited for use to preload a low profile ferrule of an optical connector. In accordance with the present invention, an axial preload is applied to a connector ferrule by a spring structure provided external of the connector.
Nanoprecision Products, Inc.


 Resistivity logging tools with tilted ferrite elements for azimuthal sensitivity patent thumbnailnew patent Resistivity logging tools with tilted ferrite elements for azimuthal sensitivity
An example logging tool includes a tool body characterized by a longitudinal axis and an antenna coupled to the tool body. The logging tool further includes a ferrite element coupled to the tool body proximate at least a portion of the antenna and in a non-parallel orientation with respect to a normal of a plane defined by the antenna..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


 Sample assembly with an electromagnetic field to accelerate the bonding of target antigens and nanoparticles patent thumbnailnew patent Sample assembly with an electromagnetic field to accelerate the bonding of target antigens and nanoparticles
Described are embodiments of an invention for a sample assembly with an electrical conductor for detection of the antigens by electromagnetic read heads. In one embodiment, a sample assembly includes: a substrate; one or more base layers above the substrate; an outer layer above the one or more base layers; a plurality of sample trenches formed in the outer layer and/or the one or more base layers, each sample trench being characterized by an upper surface, a bottom surface, and a longitudinal axis; an electrical conductor disposed in the substrate, the electrical conductor being configured to generate an electromagnetic field in proximity to the plurality of sample trenches to enhance nanoparticle movement toward the bottom surface of the plurality of sample trenches; and at least one alignment trench formed above the substrate, each alignment trench having a longitudinal axis substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of at least one of the sample trenches..
International Business Machines Corporation


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Sample assembly with an electromagnetic field to accelerate the bonding of target antigens and nanoparticles


Described are embodiments of an invention for a sample assembly with an electrical conductor for detection of the antigens by electromagnetic read heads. In one embodiment, a sample assembly includes: a substrate; one or more base layers above the substrate; an outer layer above the substrate; a plurality of sample trenches formed in the outer layer, each sample trench being characterized by an upper surface, a bottom surface, and a longitudinal axis; an electrical conductor disposed in the substrate, the electrical conductor being configured to generate an electromagnetic field in proximity to the plurality of sample trenches to enhance nanoparticle movement toward the bottom surface of the plurality of sample trenches; and at least one alignment trench formed above the substrate, each alignment trench having a longitudinal axis substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of at least one of the sample trenches..
International Business Machines Corporation


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Firearm having slide with cam


A barrel for a semiautomatic firearm operating under the short recoil system has one or more cam followers projecting outwardly to engage one or more cams positioned on an inner surface of a slide surrounding the barrel. Interaction between the cams and the cam followers controls the angle between the longitudinal axis of the barrel and the axis of motion of the slide to prevent the breech end of the barrel from moving too far as the barrel tilts as it unlocks from the slide, ensuring that the extractor will engage the rim of a spent casing and extract it from the chamber during recoil..
Smith & Wesson Corp.


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Solar thermal concentrator apparatus, system, and method


An apparatus is disclosed including: a trough shaped reflector extending along a longitudinal axis and including at least one reflective surface having a shape which substantially corresponds to an edge ray involute of the absorber.. .

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Lighting apparatus


Embodiments provide an illumination device comprising an elongated base and a pivotable elongated illumination unit. Said pivotable elongated illumination unit is mounted to be pivotable about a longitudinal axis by means of at least one joint.
Glp German Light Products Gmbh


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Arcuate saddles with adhesive strips


Certain embodiments of the present invention relate to arcuate saddles typically used to anchor and suspend insulated or non-insulated pipes. One or more adhesive strips are mounted to the interior, concave surface of the saddles.
Buckaroos, Inc.


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Gear train unit and arrangement for a stamping press


The invention relates to a gear train unit, comprising a plurality of planetary gear train stages, which are connected one after the other and which each comprise a ring gear, a sun gear, and a plurality of planet gears supported on a planet carrier, wherein the sun gear of each following planetary gear train stage is formed by the planet carrier of the preceding planetary gear train stage. The gear train unit comprises a driving element, which forms the sun gear of the first planetary gear train stage, and an output element, which forms the planet carrier of the last of the gear planetary gear train stages connected one after the other.
Bruderer Ag


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Synchronizer having asymmetric blocker and sleeve teeth


A synchronizer for a transmission of a motor vehicle is provided. The synchronizer includes a sleeve and a blocker ring.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


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Fixed structure of a thrust reverser device


The present disclosure relates to a thrust reverser device for a turbo jet engine nacelle including a fixed thrust reverser support structure having a longitudinal support half beam able to support a thrust reverser half-cowl, and the thrust reverser half-cowl mounted such that it can slide on the fixed structure in a direction substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the device via a guidance assembly, between a direct-jet position and a reverse-thrust position. In particular, the fixed structure includes a structure for offsetting the guidance assembly that guides the half-cowl circumferentially in a plane radial to the longitudinal axis between its various positions with respect to the half-beam on which the half-cowl is mounted..
Aircelle


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Cutting tool assembly including retainer sleeve with retention member


A cutting tool assembly includes a holder having a front face that defines a longitudinal bore extending at least partially through the holder, a cutting tool having a head portion, a shank portion and a collar portion therebetween all extending along a longitudinal axis of the cutting tool, a retainer sleeve substantially surrounding the shank portion and configured for being removably received in the longitudinal bore of the holder and an outwardly biasing retention member connected to the retainer sleeve and configured for cooperating with the longitudinal bore of the holder.. .
Kennametal Inc.


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Back pressure valve


A system in some embodiments includes a back pressure valve configured to mount in a mineral extraction system. The back pressure valve comprises a cylindrical body comprising a venting port coaxial with a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical body and a plunger disposed in the venting port, wherein the plunger comprises a stem that extends from the venting port into an adjacent cavity of the cylindrical body.
Cameron International Corporation


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Well casing stop collar


A stop collar for pipes or shafts is provided for restricting objects from sliding lengthwise along the length of a pipe or shaft. The stop collar is ring-shaped and includes a leading edge which is angled from perpendicular to the pipe's longitudinal axis.
Portable Composite Structures, Inc.


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Percussive rock drill bit with optimised gauge buttons


A percussive rock drill bit includes a plurality of peripheral gauge buttons distributed circumferentially around an axially forwardmost collar at the drill head. The gauge buttons are grouped into pairs such that the central axes of neighboring gauge buttons are aligned substantially parallel to one another and are not centered on a longitudinal axis of the bit.
Sandvik Intellectual Property Ab


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Wide-end trencher boom


A trencher (10) is described that is convertible between first and second trenching configurations. When the trencher (10) is in the first trenching configuration, a trencher boom (20) includes a first trenching portion at the distal end (24) of the boom (20) and a second trenching portion that extends along a longitudinal axis from the first trenching portion toward the proximal end (22).
Vermeer Manufacturing Company


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Cleated belt conveyor


An improved conveyor belt is disclosed for conveying granular material through a curvilinear structure at operating incline angles of at least 30 degrees. The belt has a first surface, a longitudinal axis, a transverse axis, and a plurality of cleat members extending from the first surface of the belt.
Ksi Conveyor, Inc.


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Reclosable bag


A reclosable bag for storing edibles is provided and includes a body having an inner surface defining an inner volume that receives the edibles and an outer surface formed on an opposite side of the body than the inner surface. A seal extends substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the body and is formed by joining a first portion of the inner surface to a second portion of the inner surface.
Kellogg Company


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Rotary wing aircraft with a multiple beam tail


A rotary wing aircraft comprising a fuselage, a cabin volume enclosed by the fuselage, a main rotor arranged above the fuselage, a tail rotor mounted on a tail, the tail being attached to a rear part of the fuselage supporting the tail at its rear end, whereas the tail includes two beam boom elements, one element extending at the port side and the other element extending at the starboard side of the rotary wing aircraft, the front root end of each element being hinged to the corresponding lateral side of the fuselage, and both elements being canted with respect to the longitudinal axis of the rotary wing aircraft so as to be interconnected to each other at the rear portion of the tail.. .
Airbus Helicopters Deutschland Gmbh


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Landing watercraft boat hull with push knees and side bumper assemblies


A landing watercraft boat hull with push knees and side bumper assemblies that include a vertical rigid frame aligned parallel to the hull's longitudinal axis. The rigid frame's front edge extends in front of the bow of the hull.

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Front end of a motor vehicle


A motor vehicle front end crash-load carrying structure has at least one side rail on each side of the vehicle extending in the vehicle longitudinal direction, an a-pillar extending upward from the side rail, and a reinforcement extending between the a-pillar and the side rail. The reinforcement is made up of a longitudinally-extending rear element fixed to the a-pillar and extending forward therefrom outboard of the side rail, and a transversely-extending forward element fixed to and extending inboard from a forward end of the rear element, an inboard end of the forward element abutting an outboard surface of the side rail.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


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Lifting system for rerailing a rail vehicle


A lifting system for rerailing a rail vehicle is particularly suited for rerailing a locomotive. The lifting system has a support profile of an undercarriage structure of the rail vehicle as a lifting point for a rerailing device, the profile support running transversely to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle on a front end of the rail vehicle.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


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Supporting device


The present invention relates to a supporting device (101, 201) for a tablet computer (105). The device (101, 201) includes a barrel (107) having an opening (111) for receiving an edge of the tablet computer (105).
Jaguar Land Rover Limited


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Tow bar for leveraging force from a tug


A tow bar for pushing and pulling a load with a tug. The tow bar hingedly attaches to the tug and leverages the force of the tug along its longitudinal axis onto the load.

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Operating head for a tire changer machine


Described is an operating head (1) for a tire changer machine (2), having a longitudinal axis (l) and a supporting element (9) elongate along a transversal axis (t) relative to the longitudinal axis (l) and facing in a first direction, wherein the supporting element of (9) has a protrusion projecting along an operating direction (w) substantially perpendicular to a reference plane containing the longitudinal axis (l) and the transversal axis (t), and wherein the operating head (1) has a drive element (10), elongate along the transversal axis (t) in a second direction opposite the first direction in which the supporting element (9) faces and a fin (11) protruding in the operating direction (w) to define a guide surface (11a) inclined relative to a plane which is perpendicular to the reference plane and contains the longitudinal axis (l).. .
Corghi S.p.a.


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Apparatus for perforating a web material


A perforating apparatus has a first roll and a second roll, each being operatively engageable with a support. The first roll has a first longitudinal axis about which the first roll rotates and a first anvil disposed on the first roll and having a first design.
The Procter & Gamble Company


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Nail set


A nail set includes an elongated body having a longitudinal axis and a pivot axis. The nail set also includes a tool member supported by the elongated body at the pivot axis.
Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.


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Screwdriver


A screwdriver includes a handle having a longitudinal axis. At the one end of the handle, the screwdriver includes a bit holder extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis or a screwdriver blade extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis.
Wiha Werkzeuge Gmbh


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Dual piston close clearance fastening tool


A fastener installation tool includes a nose assembly, first and second cylinders, first and second pistons, and a yoke. The nose assembly is adapted to apply an axial load to a fastener along a longitudinal axis of the nose assembly.
Alcoa Inc.


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Subintimal re-entry balloon catheter


A balloon catheter including a catheter shaft and an inflatable balloon secured to a distal end region of the catheter shaft. The inflatable balloon has a generally conical shape in a fully inflated configuration having a proximal conical portion that tapers away from the central longitudinal axis in a distal direction from a proximal waist of the balloon and a distal conical portion that tapers toward the central longitudinal axis in a distal direction toward a distal waist of the balloon, with a radially outermost extent of the balloon located between the proximal conical portion and the distal conical portion.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


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Guide catheter control flexible track


A robotic catheter system includes a base and a robotic mechanism having a longitudinal axis and being movable relative to the base along the longitudinal axis. A flexible track is releasably secured to the base and includes an outer surface having a longitudinal opening slit extending therethrough to an inner channel.
Corindus, Inc.


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Coronary sinus mitral isthmus ablation catheter


A device, system and method for creating transmural lesions between the coronary sinus and left atrium. The device includes an elongate body that is deflectable in two locations to create a transverse portion that is substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the elongate body and a distal tip portion that defines a longitudinal axis that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate body.
Medtronic, Inc.


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Articles comprising reversibly attached screws comprising a biodegradable composition, methods of manufacture thereof and uses thereof


Disclosed herein is an article comprising a first screw and a second screw, the first screw being reversibly attached to the second screw such that a longitudinal axis of the first screw coincides with or is parallel to a longitudinal axis of the second screw; the first screw and the second screw each comprising a biodegradable composition, the biodegradable composition comprising a metal or metal alloy comprising magnesium, strontium, zinc, calcium or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing. Methods of making and using the article are also disclosed herein..
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


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Systems and methods for vertebral adjustment


A system for non-invasively adjusting the curvature of a spine includes a housing having a first end and a second end, a first rod having a first end telescopically disposed within a cavity of the housing along a first longitudinal axis at the first end of the housing and having a first threaded portion extending thereon, and a second end configured to be coupled to a first portion of a spinal system of a subject, a second rod having a first end telescopically disposed within the cavity along a second longitudinal axis at the second end of the housing and having a second threaded portion extending thereon, and a second end configured to be coupled to a second portion of the spinal system of the subject, a driving member rotatably disposed within the cavity and configured to be activated from a location external to the body of the subject.. .
Nuvasive, Inc.


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Surgical guidance tool to facilitate delivery of a neurostimulator into a pterygopalatine fossa


One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a surgical guidance tool configured to facilitate delivery of a neurostimulator to a target craniofacial region of a subject. The surgical guidance tool can include a main body, a securing mechanism, and an adjustable guide mechanism.
Autonomic Technologies, Inc.


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Anvil grasper


A surgical grasping instrument is provided which includes a body portion having an elongate tubular member extending from the body portion and a jaw assembly movably mounted on a distal end of the elongate tubular member. The jaw assembly includes first and second jaws having arcuate grasping portions for securely grasping a circular surgical stapler anvil shaft.
Covidien Lp


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Grasping jaw mechanism


A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, an elongated member and a disposable loading unit. The handle assembly includes a mode selection mechanism configured to alternate the surgical device between a first grasping mode of operation and a second clamping mode of operation.
Covidien Lp


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Oral care implement


An oral care implement comprising a head and a handle coupled to the head, the head comprising a first face having a plurality of cleaning elements extending therefrom, wherein the plurality of cleaning elements comprises at least one bristle tuft positioned on a longitudinal axis of the head and having a distal end remote from the first face, wherein the at least one bristle tuft comprises bristles of varying lengths so as to form a cup-shaped recess at the distal end of the bristle tuft, the plurality of cleaning elements further comprising a plurality of cleaning elements which are substantially v-shaped in plan, positioned in series on the longitudinal axis of the head wherein a concave side of each said v-shaped cleaning element faces towards the bristle tuft.. .
Colgate-palmolive Company


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Toenail grooming instruments for individuals with impaired range of motion


The invention features in one embodiment a toenail grooming instrument that includes an elongated handle that extends along a longitudinal axis and has medial and distal ends, including a gripping area on the medial end of the handle, and a board gripping area on the distal end of the handle. A fastening mechanism attaches one or more abrasive boards to the board gripping area of the handle..

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Nicotine delivery system


A nicotine delivery system is disclosed. The nicotine delivery system comprises an actuating mechanism and a housing that has a longitudinal axis and defines a chamber that is configured to receive a plunger and has an outlet for the passage of formulation out of the chamber.
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


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Variable geometry meter roller


An agricultural metering device with a variable geometry meter roller is provided. The agricultural metering device includes a meter roller having a plurality of flutes.
Cnh Industrial Canada, Ltd.


Optical device giving a raised appearance to an image that partially covers a luminous energy sensor


An optical device includes (a) a sensor of luminous energy from an external light source; (b) a transparent plate between the external light source and the sensor, having a first, front surface oriented towards the external light source and a second, rear surface oriented towards the sensor, the transparent plate being optically structured on one of the two surfaces thereof by a plurality of straight optical elements that are parallel to one another; and (c) a plurality of image strips separated by transparency strips. The longitudinal axis of the image strips is tilted by an angle (a) other than zero relative to the longitudinal axis of the optical elements of the transparent plate, such that images viewed through the transparent plate appear with a certain relief, while the energy production of the sensor remains substantially constant regardless of the angle of incidence of external light on the device..
Sunpartner Technologies


Power generation device for mobile body


A power generation device for a mobile body includes power generating units and a holding member. Each power generating unit includes an elastically deformable base member and a piezoelectric film, which are laminated alternately.
National University Corporation Hiroshima Universi Ty


Spark-gap of an electric arc generation device, and corresponding electric arc generation device


A spark-gap of the invention comprises: a first body supporting a first electrode mounting connected to a first electrode having a first electrode end, a second body supporting a second electrode mounting connected to a second electrode placed so as to face the first electrode end, and a connection arm connecting the first body to the second body. The first body and the second body have a generally cylindrical outer shape and are aligned along a common longitudinal axis.
Ene29 S.Àr.l.


Semiconductor laser having a ridge structure widened on one side


A semiconductor laser includes a main body and a ridge structure arranged on the main body, the ridge structure being oriented along a longitudinal axis above an active zone, wherein the ridge structure has a first width, the ridge structure has two opposite end faces along the longitudinal axis, adjacent to at least one end face, the ridge structure has an end section arranged on one side with respect to a center axis of the ridge structure such that the ridge structure is widened on one side adjacent to the end face, and on an opposite side of the ridge structure relative to the end section a fracture trench is arranged adjacent to the end face and at a distance from the ridge structure in a surface of the main body.. .
Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh


Plasma source device and methods


This disclosure describes a remote plasma source, a gas input manifold, and related methods of making and using. In some examples, a remote plasma source is provided with a plasma chamber, a gas input manifold, and an output region.
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.


Dual antenna for circular polarization


In an example embodiment, a nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) logging tool comprises an arrangement of one or more magnets that generates a static magnetic field (b0) in a material body. A pair of first and second antenna coils is attached to the tool around an antenna core, wherein the turns of the first and second antenna coils are unaligned with either a longitudinal axis of the tool, or an orthogonal axis substantially transverse thereto.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Method and tool for directional electromagnetic well logging


The present disclosure describes various antenna assemblies, each antenna coil being disposed about a tool body section in an antenna pathway. The antenna pathway passes through alternating grooves and lands.
Oliden Technology, Llc


Unit for measuring the settling velocity of particles in suspension in unit for measuring the settling velocity of particles in suspension in a fluid and device comprising at least one measuring unit and one automatic sampler


A unit for measuring the falling speed of particles in suspension in a fluid comprises a sealed container having an open compartment containing fluid, and a sealed compartment, and, in the sealed compartment, at least three electromagnetic radiation emitters distributed along a longitudinal axis of the open compartment and oriented according to a radiation axis crossing the open compartment at different heights along the longitudinal axis, an equal number of receivers distributed along the longitudinal axis, each receiver placed in the radiation axis of a corresponding emitter, and a system for acquiring data connected to the receivers which is used to obtain the falling speed of the particles and the change of same as a function of the height in the open compartment and as a function of time, said change quantifying the flocculation of the particles.. .
Institut De Recherche Pour Le Developpement (ird)


Wheel service machine and locking a wheel to a wheel-holder unit


Described is a wheel service machine (1) comprising: a shaft (3) rotating about a relative longitudinal axis (a), and a contact element (4), connected to the shaft (3) for rotating integrally with it and designed to make contact with the rim (2a) supported by the shaft (3); a locking device (5), which can be removably coupled to the shaft (3) and designed to slide relative to the shaft (3) along the longitudinal axis (a) and lock the rim (2a) interposed between the contact element (4) and the locking device (5); a fastening element (6) movably connected to the shaft (3) for moving parallel to the longitudinal axis (a) and designed for coupling with the locking device (5), for pulling it in movement; actuator (7) positioned on the machine and connected to the fastening element (6), wherein the locking device (5) comprises an emitter (8) designed for generating a wireless control signal, received by a wireless signal receiver (9) connected to the actuator (7), activates them for moving the locking device (5).. .
Corghi S.p.a.


Apparatus for determining or monitoring the fill level of a medium in a container


An apparatus for determining or monitoring the fill level or a predetermined limit level of a medium in a container, comprising a self excited system comprising an oscillation producing unit for producing electromagnetic waves within a predetermined frequency band; at least one sensor having an electrode, wherein the sensor is arranged at a predetermined angle to the longitudinal axis of the container, wherein the electrode is supplied with the electromagnetic waves, wherein the at least one sensor is arranged relative to the medium in such a manner that the phase of the electromagnetic waves reflected at the interface of the medium changes under the influence of the medium; and a feedback loop, which feeds the electromagnetic waves back to the at least one sensor, whereby the frequency of the self excited system is determined, a frequency detector, which registers the frequency of the electromagnetic waves, and an evaluation unit, which based on the registered frequency ascertains the relative dielectric constant and/or the permeability of the medium dependent on the respective fill level and based on the ascertained relative dielectric constant or the permeability of the medium determines the fill level or the reaching of the predetermined limit level of the medium in the container.. .
Endress+hauser Gmbh+co. Kg


Projectile with maximized ballistic stopping power


A projectile designed to increase stopping power by imparting greater energy into a target is provided. The projectile may provide a body portion interconnecting a tail portion and a nose portion.

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Bow for launching an arrow


A bow for launching a projectile has a stock extending along a longitudinal axis and adapted for receiving the projectile. A biasing element has a traveling end and is biased in a direction generally parallel to the longitudinal axis.

Bipod with dual axis rotating capability


A bipod that allows for panning (i.e., via pivoting) of a firearm mounted on the bipod without repositioning one or both of the bipod leg feet. To this end, the bipod is configured for allowing a firearm attached thereto to be independently rotated about and perpendicular to an axis extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of the barrel of the firearm.

Noise reduction insert for an evaporator


A noise reduction insert for an evaporator. The noise reduction insert includes a body defining an inner volume of the insert.
Denso International America, Inc.


Heat exchanger, in particular for a condensation boiler


The heat exchanger (1) comprises a helical flow conduit (8) for a liquid, made with a pipe (9) of extruded thermally conductive material, provided with a pair of facing and mutually parallel fins (13), which extend from a portion of the outer surface thereof. This pipe (9) is helically wound about a longitudinal axis (a-a) such as to form a sequence of adjacent turns (10) separated by interspaces (11) through which, during use, hot gases, in particular combustion fumes, flow.
Elbi International S.p.a.


Diverter valve


Provided is a diverter valve including a housing assembly having a plurality of ports and a drum assembly disposed in the housing. The drum assembly including a plurality of passages for selectively coupling the ports, wherein an axial position of the drum assembly with respect to the ports determines which ports are active and which parts are dormant further provided is a method of operating a diverter valve, including disposing a drum of the diverter valve in a first position, wherein the first position is configured to provide a first passage from an inlet of the diverter valve to a first outlet of the diverter valve, the first passage comprising a first bend-pipe extending crosswise to an axis of the drum and comprising a first radius of curvature that is at least five times an internal diameter of the first bend-pipe, and moving the drum along the longitudinal axis through the diverter valve to a second position, wherein the second position is configured to provide a second passage from the inlet of the diverter valve to a second outlet of the diverter valve, the second passage comprising a second bend-pipe extending crosswise to the axis of the drum and comprising a second radius of curvature that is at least five times an internal diameter of the second bend-pipe..
Cameron International Corporation


Adjustable trunnion valve and related methods


An adjustable trunnion valve includes an obturator, a valve stem, at least one valve seal, and a trunnion. The trunnion and obturator are configured to translate the obturator along a longitudinal axis extending through the trunnion and the obturator upon rotation of the valve stem beyond one or both of its open position and its closed position.
Flowserve Management Company


Switching valve


A switching valve having a valve seat with a longitudinal axis (l) and having a valve plate with a valve plate surface which can be placed into a pass-through position, in which the switching valve is open, and into a closed position, in which the switching valve is closed and the valve plate bears with the valve plate surface, in a contact region, against the valve seat, wherein the valve plate has a modulus of elasticity of at least 1000 n/mm2, which switching valve is characterized in that the valve plate, in the closed position, is deformed by a closing force acting thereon, in such a way that the contact region of the valve plate surface in the closed position forms an angle α, which differs from 0°, with the contact region of the valve plate surface in the pass-through position.. .
Protego (usa), Inc.


Continuous fiber brake rotor preform and apparatuses and methods for manufacturing same


A continuous fiber brake rotor preform and apparatuses and methods for manufacturing the preform are disclosed herein. The preform comprises a plurality of continuous fiber streams or filaments forming a substantially helical structure having layers or flights compressed together in the preform's longitudinal direction.
Advanced Carbon Technologies, Llc


Fan blade composite ribs


A fan blade has a blade body, a composite rib and a cover. The blade body extends from a blade root to an opposed blade tip along a longitudinal axis.
United Technologies Corporation


Actuation via magnetic torque driven deformation


A system may include an actuation member having a first end and a second end. A length of the actuation member is greater than a width of the actuation member.
Boise State University


Water separator and water separating system with integrated water discharge device


The invention relates to a water separator (10) for water contained in fuel or oil, having a water outlet (30) for the water separated from the fuel or oil and having a water discharge device (32), which comprises an inlet and an outlet opening (34, 36) for the water conveyed out of the water separator (10). According to the invention, the inlet opening (34) is eccentric to the longitudinal axis (20) of the water separator (10) and is arranged on the water separator at an axial distance from the water outlet (30), wherein the outlet opening (36) is arranged on the water separator coaxially to the longitudinal axis (20) of the water separator (10).
Mann+hummel Gmbh


Fuel filter insert having a pre- and a main filter element, and a fuel filter


A fuel filter insert for a fuel filter including: a pre-filter element having a upper and lower end plate, the end plates arranged on opposing ends of filter medium of the pre-filter element; a main filter element having upper and lower end plates, the end plates arranged on opposing ends of filter medium of the main filter element; wherein the pre-filter element and the main filter element as arranged one above the other in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the fuel filter insert; wherein at least one of the filter elements is through-flowable from the outside to the inside by fuel in a radial direction relative to the longitudinal axis; and a flow channel for the fuel pre-filtered by the pre-filter element; wherein the flow channel is arranged to extend in the axial direction between the pre-filter element and the main filter element.. .
Mann+hummel Gmbh


Inflow control device adjusted by rotation of a cover sleeve


An inflow control device comprising: a housing, wherein the housing comprises a receptacle and a receptacle opening; a plug, wherein the plug fits into the receptacle; and a cover sleeve, wherein the cover sleeve is positioned around a portion of the housing and comprises a cover sleeve port, wherein the cover sleeve is rotatable circumferentially around a longitudinal axis of the housing to align the cover sleeve port with the receptacle opening, and when the port and opening are aligned, the plug is positionable into the receptacle or removable from the receptacle. The inflow control device can be used in an oil, gas, or water production well, or an injection well to variably control the flow rate of a fluid flowing through the device..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Rekeyable lock assembly with blown cylinder protection


A rekeyable lock cylinder includes a plug body with a keyway opening along a longitudinal axis and a multiple of channels transverse to the axis. A rekeying feature located adjacent to the keyway opening..
Spectrum Brands, Inc.


Device for limiting the flow of a fluid, in particular the flow of water in a shower


A device for restricting flow of a fluid, in particular the flow of water in a sanitary fitting, includes a substantially cylindrical, hollow inlet body for the fluid, and a substantially cylindrical outlet body for the fluid, which is connected to the inlet body so as to be rotatable about a common longitudinal axis, and conducts the fluid via a cross borehole and a following cavity in the direction of the longitudinal axis. A mixing chamber includes a lateral intake borehole from which a further fluid can be supplied from outside the outlet body a clamping device fixes the set radial position of the inlet body and the outlet body relative to each other..

Multi-needle quilting machine and corresponding quilting method


Multi-needle quilting machine comprising at least a base, an introduction unit configured to feed at least a material to be quilted in a direction of feed and at least a stitching unit to make stitches on at least one material. The machine comprises a first stitching unit and at least a second stitching unit each provided with at least a row of needles with an oblong development along a respective longitudinal axis, at least one of either the first stitching unit or the second stitching unit being installed on at least one platform selectively translatable, with respect to the base, in a direction of movement substantially orthogonal to the direction of feed..

Method for the production of a highly stressable component from an a+y-titanium aluminide alloy for reciprocating-piston engines and gas turbines, especially aircraft engines


Wherein the deformation is carried out in a single stage starting from a preform with a volume distribution varying over the longitudinal axis, wherein the component is deformed isothermally in the β-phase region at a logarithmic deformation rate of 0.01-0.5 1/s.. .

Crane boom segment for assembly of a crane boom, assembling a crane boom


A crane boom segment is provided for assembly of a crane boom by interconnection of multiple crane boom segments from a transport configuration to an operational configuration. The crane boom segment includes a first and second planar latticed truss, each with two chords between which permanent lacing elements extend.
Itrec B.v.


Activation methods for volatile dispenser


Methods and devices are provided for volatile fluid dispensers with novel activation mechanisms. The device includes a container assembly that includes a reservoir that is sealed to contain a volatile fluid, and an internal barrier.
The Dial Corporation


Tail rotor device of a helicopter


A tail rotor device, which can be attached to a tail boom of a rotary wing aircraft, in particular of a helicopter, encompassing a sheathing, which forms an air flow channel with a channel depth running in the direction of a channel axis perpendicular to the vertical axis and longitudinal axis and an inner channel diameter, so that a tail rotor with rotor blades can be rotatably mounted in the air flow channel, wherein the sheathing is designed in such a way that its channel depth in a negative longitudinal direction tapers toward the back, wherein the objective is to improve the forward flight characteristics during operation and reduce the power consumption of the main rotor. This is achieved by virtue of the selected variable channel depth is always less than one fourth of the inner channel diameter, and the ratio between the variable channel depth of the sheathing in the direction of the longitudinal axis and the inner channel diameter of the sheathing lies between 20.5% and 14%..
Marenco Swisshelicopter Ag


Foldable bicycle


A foldable bicycle has a front assembly including a front frame member supporting a front wheel and a handlebar column. A rear assembly has a rear frame member supporting a rear wheel, a seat structure and a drive mechanism.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


Bumper system for a motor vehicle


The invention concerns a bumper system for a motor vehicle with at least one crashbox, which is arranged by means of a bracket on a bumper cross member, wherein the bracket is provided with a first bracket plate and a second bracket plate, while the first bracket plate bears at least partly against a first limiting element and the second bracket plate against a second limiting element of the bumper cross member, wherein the bumper cross member is taken up in the bracket such that the first bracket plate and/or the second bracket plate extends in the direction of the vehicle longitudinal axis over at least ¾ preferably over 9/10 of the bumper cross member in the direction of a bumper cross member front wall, especially preferably entirely up to the bumper cross member front wall.. .
Benteler Automobiltechnik Gmbh


Load bearing panel assembly


A panel assembly includes at least one reinforcing assembly made of a high strength material having a low yield to tensile strength ratio for energy absorption and reduced weight and profile. The panel assembly may be light-weight with a low profile to minimize protrusion into an opening or compartment enclosed by the panel.
Century Plastics, Inc.


Connector anchor having multiple direction connectivity


A connector anchor has a longitudinal axis and an aperture for receiving the buckle clip. The aperture has a first extent portion extending in a direction along the longitudinal axis of the connector anchor for receiving a buckle clip in a first orientation.
Winston Products Llc


Wind turbine blades


A method of making a wind turbine blade in a blade mould is described. The wind turbine blade comprises a plurality of elongate reinforcing structures each comprising a stack of strips of fibre-reinforced polymeric material, and the method comprises: stacking strips of fibre-reinforced polymeric material to form a plurality of stacks (40), each defining a longitudinal axis; aligning the stacks relative to one another in an alignment zone outside the blade mould; supporting the stacks to maintain their relative alignment; transferring the plurality of stacks into the blade mould simultaneously while maintaining the relative alignment of stacks as the stacks are transferred; and integrating the stacks with other blade materials forming the blade in the blade mould.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s


Razor head with improved guard bar


A razor head is provided that includes a main frame member, at least one blade member mounted on the main frame member, having a blade edge extending along a transversal axis, and a guard bar having a plurality of grooves extending along a longitudinal axis. Each groove includes a deep section located next to the groove front end, a shallow section located next to the groove rear end, and a sloped section connecting the deep section to the shallow section..
Bic-violex Sa


Magnetic socket adapters and socket drivers


A magnetic socket adapter is configured to be removably coupled to a plurality of differently sized socket drivers. The adapter includes a rear shank configured to be coupled to a tool holder or chuck of a power or hand tool and a front shaft coupled to the shank and defining a longitudinal axis.
Black & Decker Inc.


Rotary tool and manufacturing


A rotary tool, in particular drilling tool, extends along a longitudinal axis and has an end surface; a brad point; and at least one major cutting edge extending outward up to an edge corner. A first free surface segment adjoins the major cutting edge, and a second free surface segment in turn adjoins said first free surface segment.
Kennametal, Inc.


Sizer with adjustable roll drum


A sizer includes a frame defining a sizing chamber and a roll assembly positioned at least partially in the sizing chamber and supported for rotation relative to the frame. The roll assembly includes a shaft defining a longitudinal axis and configured to be driven by a motor about the longitudinal axis, an adaptor coupled to the shaft for rotation with the shaft, a cutting section removably coupled to the adaptor, and at least one insert positioned between the cutting section and the adaptor.
Joy Mm Delaware, Inc.


Sorting particles using high gradient magnetic fields


This disclosure describes microfluidic devices that include one or more magnets, each magnet being operable to emit a magnetic field; and a magnetizable layer adjacent to the one or more magnets, in which the magnetizable layer is configured to induce a gradient in the magnetic field of at least one of the magnets. For example, the gradient can be at least 103 t/m at a position that is at least 20 μm away from a surface of the magnetizable layer.
The General Hospital Corporation


Filter cartridge for a filter apparatus


A filter cartridge for a filter apparatus, including: a filter element that encloses an clean space within the filter element, at least partially; wherein the filter element has an outflow opening in flow communication with the clean space in the filter element; wherein the filter element has a longitudinal axis extending through the filter element and through the outflow opening; wherein a hollow base for connecting to a housing-side fastening element is arranged on or in the clean space; wherein an interior of the hollow base is sealed off from the clean space in a flow-tight manner.. .
Mann+hummel Gmbh


Filter insert for a filter device


A filter insert for a filter device, having a filter element arranged on a longitudinal axis extending there through and a front-side flow opening arranged on the front side of the filter element with the longitudinal axis extending through the flow opening. The filter element has, with respect to the longitudinal axis, at least one flattened portion with a reduced radial extension or a through hole along the periphery of the flow opening the shortest interior distance in the filter element immediately adjacent to the front-side flow opening is shorter than the inside diameter of the front-side flow opening..
Mann+hummel Gmbh


Filter element


A filter element for a fluid, including: an elongated grid-type supporting element; a filter medium supported on the supporting element; wherein the support element and filter medium is configured such that the fluid flows through the filter medium in a direction radially to a longitudinal axis of the filter element; wherein the supporting element is a grid plate and/or the filter medium is embedded in the material of the supporting element at least in some sections.. .
Mann+hummel Gmbh


Ultrasonic treatment device and probe


An ultrasonic treatment device includes a connecting unit. The connecting unit including a first engagement portion which engages with a first screw portion and a second engagement portion which engages with a second screw portion, the connecting unit connecting a probe and a vibration generating unit to transmit the ultrasonic vibrations to the probe by rotation relative to the vibration generating unit and a treatment unit in a first direction around a longitudinal axis, and disconnecting the probe and the vibration generating unit from each other by rotation in a second direction opposite to the first direction..
Olympus Corporation


Closed male luer connector


A fluid flow connector including a housing assembly, having a first end and a second end arranged along a common longitudinal axis, and a resilient fluid flow conduit member having a forward end, disposed alongside the first end of the housing assembly, formed with a selectably closable slit and with at least one side opening. The resilient fluid flow conduit member is positioned in a closed position wherein the slit is closed but the at least one side opening is open and in an open position, allowing the slit to open and leaving the at least one side opening open, whereby when the resilient fluid flow conduit member is in the open position, the selectably closable slit and the at least one side opening each provide a fluid flow pathway between an interior of the resilient fluid flow conduit member and the first end of the housing assembly..
Elcam Medical Agricultural Cooperative Association Ltd.


Steering mechanism for bi-directional catheter


A bi-directional catheter with nearly double the throw in its catheter tip deflection defines a puller wire travel path having a u-turn a pulley which minimizes the offset angle between the puller wire and the longitudinal axis of the control handle while maximizing the travel distance of that puller wire for any given distance traveled by the pulley drawing the puller wire. In particular, the control handle of the catheter which includes a steering assembly having a lever arm carrying a pair of pulleys for drawing corresponding puller wires to deflect the tip section of the catheter.
Biosense Webster, Inc.


Convertible patient interface device


A patient interface device includes a fluid coupling member structured to be coupled to a source of breathing gas, and a patient sealing assembly structured to be coupled to the fluid coupling member. The patient sealing assembly includes a central cushion portion, a first side portion and a second side portion, wherein the central cushion portion is structured to enable a size of the central cushion portion to be adjusted in a direction that is generally perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the patient sealing assembly from a first size configured to provide a nasal/oral mask configured to cover a nose and mouth of a patient to a second size configured to provide a nasal mask configured to cover only the nose of the patient..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


Lab analog for insertion into a cavity of a printed model


A lab analog for insertion into a cavity of a printed model and for accommodating an abutment comprises an essentially cylindrical base body that extends along a longitudinal axis, a first centering section for centering the lab analog in the cavity of the printed model, the first centering section adjoining the base body in the coronal direction, a second centering section for centering the lab analog in the cavity of the printed model, the second centering section adjoining the base body in the apical direction, restraining elements for restraining the lab analog in the longitudinal direction, and at least one fixing element to fix the lab analog against rotation.. .
Medentika Gmbh


Highly articulated probes with anti-twist link arrangement, methods of formation thereof, and methods of performing medical procedures


An articulating probe, comprises a first mechanism including a first link comprising a first longitudinal axis, a first articulation surface and a first motion-limiting element; and a second link comprising a second longitudinal axis, a second articulation surface and a second motion-limiting element. An articulation joint comprises the first articulation surface and the second articulation surface and constructed and arranged to allow two degree-of-freedom articulation of the second link relative to the first link.
Medrobotics Corporation


Shaped electrode bipolar resection apparatus, system and methods of use


An electrosurgical instrument is provided and includes a housing configured to connect to a source of bipolar electrosurgical energy and an electrode body coupled to the elongated housing. The electrode body includes an electrode face, first and second bipolar electrodes and a blade.
Covidien Lp


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Surgical instrument system and method


A surgical implant driver includes a member that defines a longitudinal axis and includes a first mating surface and a second mating surface spaced from the first mating surface.. .
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


Inserter and securing an implant to a spinal process with a flexible fastening system


A surgical instrument includes a body, a securement arm, a clamp lock, and a tensioning assembly. The body defines a longitudinal axis and has proximal and distal portions.
K2m, Inc.


Interspinous process implant having a body with a removable end portion


An interspinous process implant is disclosed that includes an elongated threaded implant body defining a longitudinal axis and having a main body portion with opposed proximal and distal end portions, and a removable body portion operatively connected to the proximal end portion of the main body portion, a distal anchor assembly including two deployable anchor blades mounted for pivotal movement between a stowed position located within an interior cavity of the main body portion and a deployed position radially extending from the main body portion, and a proximal anchor assembly including an anchor collar mounted for longitudinal movement along the longitudinal axis of the implant body between a first position spaced apart from the distal anchor assembly and a second position approximated with the distal anchor assembly.. .
Spinal Simplicity, Llc


Non-fusion scoliosis expandable spinal rod


A growing rod for mounting between attachment mechanisms that are secured to anatomical structures of a patient having scoliosis. The growing rod includes a base rod having an attachment end, an extendable rod that is translatable relative to the base rod along a longitudinal axis and a housing enclosing at least a portion of the extendable rod therein.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


Transducer/waveguide engagement mechanisms for ultrasonic surgical instruments


An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a transducer assembly having a distal engagement member and configured to supply ultrasonic energy. A waveguide defines a longitudinal axis and has a proximal engagement member configured to threadingly engage the distal engagement member.
Covidien Lp


Surgical instrument and method


A surgical instrument includes a first member defining a longitudinal axis. A second member is disposed with the first member and is axially translatable relative to the first member.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


Surgical retrieval apparatus


A surgical retrieval apparatus includes a specimen retrieval bag including a rim movable from a collapsed configuration when positioned within a delivery tube to an automatically expanded configuration when advanced from the delivery tube. The rim is configured to receive a tissue specimen when the rim is in the expanded configuration.
Covidien Lp


System and non-contact electronic articulation sensing


A surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle portion, a body portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a first longitudinal axis and an articulating tool assembly defining a second longitudinal axis and having a proximal end.
Covidien Lp


Receptacle device, providing the same and separating a mixture


The invention relates to a receptacle device (1) for separating a mixture (2) into a lighter phase (3) and a heavier phase (4), which comprises a receptacle (5) having an open end (7) and an end (8) closed by a base (9), and the open end (7) is closed by a removable closure unit (15). A separating element (14) made of an elastically deformable material is arranged in a receptacle chamber (13), and the separating element (14) in its non-deformed initial state has a spherical shape and is arranged in the region of the base (9) and contacts an internal face (11) of a side wall (10) in a contact plane (23) oriented perpendicular to a longitudinal axis (6).
Greiner Bio-one Gmbh


Disposable cartridge for rapid breath analysis


A disposable cartridge is provided for indicating the concentration of an analyte of interest in breath. The cartridge includes a housing having a side wall and a longitudinal axis, a reaction chamber in the housing, an optically transparent window in the side wall, for viewing contents of the reaction chamber, the window having a height measured in the direction of the longitudinal axis, and a liquid chamber in the housing.
Invoy Technologies, Llc


Oral care implement


An oral care implement comprising a head and a handle is provided. The head comprises first and second faces.
Colgate-palmolive Company




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