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Date/App# patent app List of recent Longitudinal Axis-related patents
04/07/16
20160100136 
 Digital microscope having a spring-mounted pivotable unit patent thumbnailDigital microscope having a spring-mounted pivotable unit
A digital microscope includes a stationary stand body (12) and a pivot unit (14) that is mounted on a shaft (24) of the stand body (12), pivotably around the longitudinal axis (26) of the shaft (24). The pivot unit (14) includes an image sensing unit for acquiring images of objects to be examined microscopically.
Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag


04/07/16
20160097924 
 Digital microscope having a radial-piston brake system patent thumbnailDigital microscope having a radial-piston brake system
A digital microscope includes a stationary stand body (12) and a pivot unit (14) mounted on a shaft (24) of the stand body (12), pivotably about a longitudinal axis (26) of the shaft (24). The pivot unit (14) has an image sensing unit for acquiring images of objects to be examined microscopically.
Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag


04/07/16
20160097575 
 Motor assembly with integrated on/off detection with speed profile operation patent thumbnailMotor assembly with integrated on/off detection with speed profile operation
A motor assembly configured to receive an external alternating voltage. The motor assembly includes a motor and a circuit assembly.
Regal Beloit America, Inc.


04/07/16
20160097455 
 Seal member for joint of machine patent thumbnailSeal member for joint of machine
A seal member for a joint between a pivot member movable about a rotational axis of a shaft includes a ring, a flange, and a resiliently flexible intermediate portion interposed therebetween. The ring includes annular distal and proximal ring faces disposed in spaced relationship to each other along a longitudinal axis.
Caterpillar Inc.


04/07/16
20160097454 
 Seal member for joint of machine and  assembling same patent thumbnailSeal member for joint of machine and assembling same
A seal member for a joint between a pivot member movable about a rotational axis of a shaft includes a ring, a flange, and a resiliently flexible intermediate portion interposed therebetween. The ring includes annular distal and proximal ring faces disposed in spaced relationship to each other along a longitudinal axis.
Caterpillar Inc.


04/07/16
20160097420 
 Driveshaft with two-stage stiffness patent thumbnailDriveshaft with two-stage stiffness
A two-stage stiffness driveshaft includes a hollow cylinder defined by a longitudinal axis, a first end, a distal second end, and a hollow cylinder stiffness. The driveshaft also includes an inner shaft extending through the hollow cylinder along the longitudinal axis and defined by a first end, a distal second end, and an inner shaft stiffness.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


04/07/16
20160097415 
 Combination countertop leveling and connecting device and method patent thumbnailCombination countertop leveling and connecting device and method
A combination leveler and fastening device for mounting a countertop to a floor cabinet. The device includes a body with a longitudinally aligned bore, a continuous external threads formed on the outside surface of the body, two opposite ends perpendicularly aligned with the body's longitudinal axis and a plurality of radially slots formed on each end.

04/07/16
20160097412 
 Self-locking plug patent thumbnailSelf-locking plug
A compact, highly-reusable, self-locking includes a body component, a flexible beam finger component with a plurality of axially-oriented flexible beam fingers, a tab sleeve component including one or more downward extending tabs, an annular detent ring component including a plurality of detents in radial alignment with the plurality of flexible beam fingers, and a wave spring disposed between the tab sleeve component and the annular detent ring component for providing a biasing force to urge the tab sleeve component in a direction of a central, longitudinal axis of the self-locking plug. The flexible beam finger component moves relative to the annular detent ring component when the body component is rotated about the central, longitudinal axis, a, of the self-locking plug, thereby causing the plurality of flexible beam fingers to travel across the plurality of detents and cause elastic deformation of the flexible beam fingers..
Moeller Manufacturing Co., Inc.


04/07/16
20160097340 
 Cylinder liner assembly having air gap insulation patent thumbnailCylinder liner assembly having air gap insulation
A cylinder liner assembly is disclosed for use with an engine. The cylinder liner assembly may have a liner with a hollow, generally cylindrical body extending from a top end to a bottom end along a longitudinal axis.
Caterpillar Inc.


04/07/16
20160097252 
 Seal and assembly comprising the seal and  applying the seal patent thumbnailSeal and assembly comprising the seal and applying the seal
A seal including a seal wall comprising a swelling polymer material having elastomeric properties so that the seal has a non-swollen state and an expanded state, the seal wall having a closed circumference that extends around a central longitudinal axis and that extends from a first end via an intermediate section to a second end along a length (l) in the direction of the central axis (a), wherein the first end of the seal sleeve wall is connected or connectable to the inner element and wherein the seal wall, apart from at and adjacent to the first end thereof, is freely radially expandable due to the fact that the second end and the intermediate section of the seal wall are not connected to any structural parts.. .
Ruma Products Holding B.v.


04/07/16
20160097250 

Blind shear ram


A shear ram assembly for use in a bop stack. The shear ram assembly includes a ram block disposed within the shear ram housing and having a forward end facing the bore, the ram block movable between an open position, in which the ram block is retracted away from the bore, and a closed position, in which the ram block is extended toward the bore.
Hydril Usa Distribution, Llc


04/07/16
20160097237 

Drill bit with extendable gauge pads


A drill bit for use in a wellbore is disclosed, including a bit body having a longitudinal axis; and at least one moveable member associated with a lateral extent of the bit body, wherein the at least one moveable member is configured to translate in a member axis that is substantially longitudinal. Further, a method of drilling a wellbore is disclosed, including providing a drill bit including a bit body having a longitudinal axis and at least one movable member associated with a lateral extent of the bit body; conveying a drill string into a formation, the drill string having the drill bit at the end thereof; drilling the wellbore using the drill string; and selectively translating at least one movable member in a member axis that is substantially longitudinal..
Baker Hughes Incorporated


04/07/16
20160097230 

Apparatus and rotating tube adjustment and visually indicating spring force in a door operator or closer


An apparatus for adjusting the force in a door operator or closer includes a tube rotatable about a longitudinal axis and a coil spring therein connected to door operator/closer. A fixed adjusting screw extends along the longitudinal axis of the housing through the coil spring and a spring collar is threaded onto the adjusting screw and rotatable with the tube.
Yale Security, Inc.


04/07/16
20160097196 

Wooden frame truss with enhanced fire resistance


A wooden frame truss with enhanced fire resistance is provided and includes an upper chord extending along a longitudinal axis, a lower chord disposed below the upper chord and extending along a vertically displaced, parallel axis, a plurality of supports attached between the upper and lower chords, and a plurality of metal gusset plates securing the supports to the chords. At least one wallboard batten strip is attached to an underside of the lower chord, the strip being constructed and arranged so that the strip defines a ledge extending from each side of the lower chord..
United States Gypsum Company


04/07/16
20160097177 

Machine and a making columns in ground


The invention relates to a machine (10) for making columns in ground, the machine comprising a carrier (12) having a mast (14) extending along a longitudinal direction; a movable carriage (16) mounted to slide along the mast (14); a ground perforation tool (20) extending along a longitudinal axis parallel to said longitudinal direction and secured to said movable carriage, presenting a top end connected to building material feed means, and a bottom end provided with an orifice (28) for injecting the first building material; a rotary drive system (18) for driving the perforation tool (20) in rotation; and a body (40) extending around the perforation tool (20) so that the perforation tool is suitable for sliding through said body. According to the invention, the machine has a coupling system (60) for coupling together the body (40) and the perforation tool (20) in translation and in rotation..
Soletanche Freyssinet


04/07/16
20160096713 

Fire tube implement, system, and method


Some illustrative embodiments of a fire tube implement for extraction and insertion of a fire tube may include an elongate shaft that is configured to extend outward and to be received within an opening in the fire tube. In some embodiments, the elongate shaft may carry at least one extender that is moveable between an extended position and a retracted position normal to a longitudinal axis of the elongate shaft.

04/07/16
20160096287 

Device for processing plastic material


Disclosed is a device and a method for processing plastic material with at least one receiving container, wherein at least one mixing and/or comminution tool, rotatable about a rotation axis, is arranged, for mixing and warming the plastic material, and with at least one conveyor for discharging the plastic material from the receiving container, with at least one screw rotating in a housing, where the conveyor is connected, at its material inlet side via an opening which is formed in a side wall of the receiving container, with the interior of the receiving container. An imaginary extension of the central longitudinal axis of the conveyor extends, against the conveyance direction of the conveyor, past the rotation axis of the receiving container, without intersecting this axis, where the longitudinal axis of the conveyor is offset by a separation relative to the radial ray of the receiving container on the discharge side..
Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen Und Anglagen Gesellschaft M.b.h.


04/07/16
20160096269 

Robot teaching device for teaching robot offline


A robot teaching device for teaching a robot offline, capable of setting target, advance and rotation angles of a tool, so that a flat and stable posture of the tool can be obtained. The teaching device has: a storing part which stores a combination of a plurality of processing portion shapes and the target and advance angles associated with each processing portion; a first setting part which sets the target and advance angles associated with the selected processing portion shape, as target and advance angles with respect to the designated processing portion shape; and a second setting part which rotates the tool about a longitudinal axis thereof while maintaining the target and advance angles, so as to calculate the rotation angle of the tool, wherein a height of a face plate of the robot from a horizon plane in the virtual space is maximum at the rotation angle..
Fanuc Corporation


04/07/16
20160096246 

Manufacturing fixture


A manufacturing fixture includes a rigid base defining a control plane. A first cone locator pin has a first longitudinal axis.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


04/07/16
20160096226 

Automatic balancing device for boring heads


A boring head includes a housing having a first end configured to be coupled to a machine tool and a second end positioned opposite from the first end with the housing defining a central passageway. The boring head also includes a diameter adjustment mechanism comprising a sliding holder received by the housing and movable relative to the housing with the sliding holder configured to be coupled to a cutting insert and a balancing mechanism having a balancing mass.
Kennametal Inc.


04/07/16
20160096202 

Flexible cleaning lance postioner guide apparatus


A flexible high pressure fluid cleaning lance drive apparatus includes a guide rail having a longitudinal axis adapted to be positioned within a boiler water box and aligned in a fixed position with respect to a central axis of the water box. A tractor drive module is mounted on the guide rail, a helix clad high pressure fluid hose drive module is mounted on the guide rail operable to propel a flexible lance helix clad hose through the drive module along an axis parallel to the guide rail longitudinal axis, and a right angle guide rotator module is mounted on the guide rail and connected to the tractor module for positioning a rotatable high pressure nozzle carried by the helix clad hose within a guide tube attached to the rotator module..
Stoneage, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096179 

Sample tube racks having retention bars


Sample tube racks having retention bars to retain sample tubes in the racks during processing of the contents of the sample tubes are described. An example rack for holding sample tubes includes a tube holder to hold the sample tubes in a substantially vertical orientation.
Abbott Laboratories


04/07/16
20160096061 

Personal exercise system and apparatus


A personal exercise system comprises an exercise bar having opposing end portions, a grip portion intermediate to the end portions wherein the grip portion is w-shaped, and an elongate resistance band removably secured to at least one of the end portions. Each end portion of the exercise bar includes a loop for accepting a fastener at the end of the elongate resistance band.
Xbar Fitness, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096057 

Most fit exercise sledge hammer with head molded to and through handle


A hammer with an elongate handle having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end; a protrusion mounted at the distal end of the handle having a pin and a notch therethrough oriented along a transverse axis relative to the longitudinal axis and a flexible generally geometrically uniform mass affixed to the handle at the distal end thereof. The mass is molded onto the distal end of the handle whereby at least part of the mass extends through and fully occupies a channel in the notch and cooperates with the pin to secure the mass to the handle..

04/07/16
20160096043 

Roping harness


A belt of roping harness including flexible support strip designed to support dorsal part of user's body, adjustment device of the circumference of belt having first and second ends fixed to support strip in first and second positions, and at least three resistance threads each stitched onto adjustment device in specific third and fourth positions. At least one of the resistance threads presents longer length than the distance separating the third and fourth positions along the support strip.
Zedel


04/07/16
20160096015 

Electrode introducer device


A method of generating an electric field in a target region of a patient includes inserting a set of electrodes having respective distal ends enclosed within a single elongate introducer shaft having a distal tip, into the vicinity of the target region; extending at least a pair of the electrodes to an extended position such that the electrode distal ends are deflected away from a longitudinal axis of the shaft in such a way that at least one planar projection taken in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of a distance between a pair of distal ends of the electrodes is larger than a maximal extent of a cross-section of the introducer shaft, the cross-section taken in a plane perpendicular to the a longitudinal axis at a distal end of the introducer shaft; and applying one or more electric pulses to the target tissue through the electrodes.. .
Region Hovedstaden V/herlev Hospital


04/07/16
20160096004 

Steerable catheter with flexing tip member


A steerable catheter device includes a catheter body, a flexing tip member coupled to a distal end of the catheter body and having a wall with a first plurality of arcuate slits and a second plurality of arcuate slits, the first and second plurality of slits being diametrically opposed and alternating with each other, and an actuator that bends the flexing tip member, wherein at least a portion of the catheter body includes a braided sheath, and wherein each of the first and second plurality of slits has two ends and a center positioned midway between the two ends, and wherein all of the first plurality of slits have centers positioned along a first axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the catheter body and all of the second plurality of slits have centers positioned along a second axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the catheter body.. .

04/07/16
20160095969 

Oxygenator module, oxygenator and production method


An oxygenator module for gas exchange between blood and a gas in an extracorporeal lung support system, with several layers of semipermeable, gas-perfusable hollow fibers, wherein the hollow fibers of one of the layers are oriented at an angle of rotation about a central longitudinal axis of the oxygenator module with respect to the hollow fibers of another one of the layers, and with a potting which extends along the central longitudinal axis and in which the hollow fibers are fixed, wherein the potting defines a cavity that extends along the central longitudinal axis and in which the hollow fibers are arranged and which is blood-perfusable in the direction of the central longitudinal axis, wherein the potting has an essentially circular inner sheath surface that limits the cavity radially outward: as well as a method for producing the oxygenator module.. .
Novalung Gmbh


04/07/16
20160095718 

Articulating expandable intervertebral implant


A spacer for separating bones of a joint, the spacer includes a frame having a longitudinal axis, and ramped surfaces. An endplate configured to engage a bone of the joint has ramped surfaces mateable with the ramped surfaces of the frame.
Globus Medical, Inc.


04/07/16
20160095715 

Expandable intervertebral implant


An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame.
Globus Medical, Inc.


04/07/16
20160095662 

Energy-based surgical instrument including integrated nerve detection system


An energy-based surgical system includes a light beam source and a probe. The light beam source is configured to selectively provide a beam of light.
Covidien Lp


04/07/16
20160095658 

Energy-based surgical instrument including integrated nerve detection system


An energy-based surgical system includes a light beam source and a probe defining a channel about a longitudinal axis thereof and a side opening near a distal end thereof. Methods of nerve detection using the system include positioning the probe adjacent targeted tissue, transmitting a beam of light from the light beam source through the channel of the probe and the side opening of the probe to the targeted tissue, measuring a response to determine the presence of a nerve within the targeted tissue, and delivering energy to the targeted tissue with the probe to treat tissue..
Covidien Lp


04/07/16
20160095636 

Periprosthetic extension plate


A fixation system includes an elongate plate and an extension plate. The elongate plate includes an inner wall and has a longitudinal axis.
Stryker European Holdings I, Llc


04/07/16
20160095631 

Methods and devices for polyaxial screw alignment


Devices and methods for aligning the components of polyaxial screws are described herein. In one embodiment, an alignment instrument includes an elongate frame having a longitudinal axis and a plurality of connection caps slidably disposed along the elongate frame.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


04/07/16
20160095624 

Clamping device for use with an anatomic external fixation system


A clamping device for an external fixation system includes a clamp body and a locking assembly. The clamp body includes a first and second jaw that define a slot in communication with a first channel.
Foot Innovations, Llc


04/07/16
20160095618 

Rotational atherectomy device


A rotational atherectomy device for abrading a stenotic lesion from a vessel of a patient comprises a flexible drive shaft (1) which extends towards a distal end of the device, a distal fluid inflatable support element (3, 3″) located at a distal end of the drive shaft and an abrasive element (5) mounted to the drive shaft proximal to and spaced away from the distal fluid inflatable support element. Both the abrasive element and the distal fluid inflatable support element are rotatable together with the drive shaft and the drive shaft comprises a torque transmitting coil (2) which defines a long lumen of the drive shaft.
Cardio Flow Inc.


04/07/16
20160095606 

Brosteotome and use


An orthopaedic surgical instrument that includes an elongated body having a longitudinal axis extending through a distal end and a proximal end, and a plurality of cutting teeth are extending from a medial side of the elongated body. Each cutting tooth includes a first curved medial edge, and a curved outer surface that extends distally from the first curved medial edge to a second curved medial edge.

04/07/16
20160095596 

Apparatus for endoscopic procedures


A shaft assembly is provided for interconnecting at least one rotatable drive shaft of a hand-held electromechanical surgical device, and an end effector actuatable by an axial drive force. The shaft assembly includes a flexible drive cable rotatably supported in an outer tube, the flexible drive cable includes a proximal end operatively connected to a respective rotatable drive shaft of the hand-held surgical device.
Covidien Lp


04/07/16
20160095584 

Endoscopic needle with rotary jaw for lateral acquisition


A device for collecting a tissue sample includes a needle extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough; an opening in a lateral surface of the needle; and a jaw rotatably coupled to the needle for rotation between a closed configuration in which the jaw covers the opening and an open configuration in which the jaw is received within the lumen to expose the opening. The jaw includes a tissue cutting edge which, as the jaw is rotated from the open configuration to the closed configuration, passes out of the opening along a cutting arc to sever any tissue received in the opening from surrounding tissue..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


04/07/16
20160095509 

Laryngoscope


A laryngoscope comprises a handle and an elongated blade detachably fixed to the handle. The blade includes a stationary portion having a longitudinal axis, a distal end of the stationary portion of the blade having a surface angled and upwardly and outwardly.

04/07/16
20160095501 

Off-axis visualization systems


Off-axis visualization systems are described herein which facilitate the deployment, visualization, and retraction of an imaging element from a catheter. Such a system may include a deployment catheter and an attached imaging hood deployable into an expanded configuration as well as an imaging element, such as a ccd or cmos imager, which may be deployed from a low profile configuration into a position which is off-axis relative to a longitudinal axis of the deployment catheter and/or imaging hood..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


04/07/16
20160095463 

Device for pressing the coffee powder within the filter holder


The pressing member (60) being provided with a pin (38) transverse to the longitudinal axis of the presser element (10) and provided at its ends with at least one roller (40) guided along a helical groove (42) provided in the lateral surface of the presser element (10).. .

04/07/16
20160095435 

Trim profile covering fixture


There is provided a trim profile covering fixture with at least one side covering element with a longitudinal axis, for a trim profile of a movable furniture component, in particular a drawer, wherein the side covering element has at least one mounting projection which may be inserted into an assigned mounting location on the trim profile and is held there in the inserted state, wherein the mounting projection has at least one clamping jaw which may be braced by an inner surface of the mounting location.. .
Grass Gmbh


04/07/16
20160095291 

Passive animal feeder having feed troughs


A wildlife feeder having a hopper, a manifold, and a removed head at a removed end of the manifold. The hopper is designed to enclose particulate feed, such as corn, for dispensing through the manifold and head to wildlife.
All Seasons Feeders, Ltd.


03/31/16
20160093898 

Three-dimensionally printed bipolar plate for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell


A bipolar plate for a fuel cell is provided. The bipolar plate includes a main body with a first end and a second end spaced from the first end along a longitudinal axis of the main body.
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


03/31/16
20160093724 

Semiconductor device and reverse conducting insulated gate bipolar transistor with isolated source zones


A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor mesa having source zones separated from each other along a longitudinal axis of the semiconductor mesa and at least one body zone forming first pn junctions with the source zones and a second pn junction with a drift zone. Electrode structures are on opposite sides of the semiconductor mesa, at least one of which includes a gate electrode configured to control a charge carrier flow through the at least one body zone.
Infineon Technologies Ag


03/31/16
20160093483 

Method of generating electric field for manipulating charged particles


A method of manufacturing a device for manipulating charged particles using an axial electric field as they travel along a longitudinal axis of the device is disclosed. The method comprises providing first electrodes of different lengths, supplying different voltages to these electrodes and arranging grounded electrodes between the first electrodes in order to form the desired axial potential profile..
Micromass Uk Limited


03/31/16
20160091294 

Methods and systems for forming aligned holes


In one embodiment, a method for forming a pair of aligned holes is provided. The method comprises determining a diameter of a cleanup hole associated with a plurality of misaligned holes, in which the cleanup hole diameter may also correspond to a fastener diameter.
The Boeing Company


03/31/16
20160091252 

Collector and associated heat exchanger


A collector for accommodating at least two flat tubes of a heat exchanger, which are disposed so as to be mutually parallel and each of which has a broad side and a narrow side, may include a first element and a second element. The first element may be configured as a metal strip, and the second element may be configured as one of an extruded section or a formed sheet-metal part.
Mahle International Gmbh


03/31/16
20160091110 

Axial fluid valves with annular flow control members


Axial fluid valves having annular flow control members are described herein. An example axial fluid valve described herein includes an axial flow valve body defining a passageway between an inlet and an outlet.
Fisher Controls International Llc


03/31/16
20160091102 

Pilot-operated pressure relief valve with lateral pressure connection


A valve includes a housing, in which a first valve body is accommodated so that it is moveable in a direction of a longitudinal axis, a first valve seat configured to be closed by the first valve body and arranged on the housing, a first fluid flow path extending from a first connection via the first valve seat to a second connection, a second valve seat closeable by a moveable second valve body, the second valve body formed separately from the first valve body, a second fluid flow path extending from the first connection via a bypass duct in the first valve body, onwards via the second valve seat to the second connection, so that pressure at the first connection is limited upwardly by the first and the second valve body in that hydraulic fluid is led to the second connection via the first fluid flow path.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


03/31/16
20160091101 

Pressure reducing valve with separate radial bores for different fluid flow paths


A hydraulic cartridge valve includes a sleeve with a longitudinal bore that forms a working port via an end opening. A plunger is accommodated for linear motion in the longitudinal bore.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


03/31/16
20160091007 

Removable blind-hole wide-expansion wedge fastener


A removable and selectively radially expandable fastener device includes a body and at least one expanding arm located on each end of the body. The at least one arm on each end of the body is selectively moveable radially in relation to a longitudinal axis of the body.
Dyno Pro Llc


03/31/16
20160090952 

Solenoid fluid injector with corrosion prevention structure


A fluid injector includes a valve structure movable in the passageway between a first position and a second position. The valve structure includes a hollow tube having a longitudinal axis and a valve member connected to an end of the tube by a weld, with a weld zone being defined inside of the tube generally adjacent to the weld.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.


03/31/16
20160090716 

Hydraulic valve


A valve for a hydraulic system is provided including a work port channel, a load sense channel, and a tank channel. Additionally, a body cavity extends between the work port channel and the tank channel, and a spool is movably positioned in the body cavity.
Cnh Industrial America, Llc


03/31/16
20160089577 

Slackline balance board


The slackline balance board is for use during slacklining it includes an elongated deck having an upper surface and a bottom surface. The deck includes opposite first and second end sections, and a medial cambered section interposed between the first and second end sections.

03/31/16
20160089557 

Exercise device


An apparatus for exercising may include a gripping assembly having a grip fixed to at least one spring member and at least one tether connected to the at least one spring member. The tether winds around the longitudinal axis of the at least one spring member.
Gui Global Products, Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089514 

Guide wire


A guide wire includes (1) a core shaft, (2) a coil body covering a distal end portion of the core shaft and having spirally wound multiple element wires, and (3) a distal end fixed portion by which a distal end of the core shaft is fixed to a distal end of the coil body. The distal end of the coil body includes (i) a fixed portion in which adjacent ones of the multiple element wires are fixed to each other and (ii) a gap portion in which adjacent ones of the multiple element wires are not fixed to each other to provide a gap between the adjacent ones of the multiple element wires in the gap portion, as viewed in a cross section that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the guide wire.
Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089292 

Device for supporting a patient to allow performance of a breast exam


A device for supporting a patient to allow an exam to be performed on the patient's breast, including a supporting table which has a longitudinal axis of extension and on which the patient can lie in a reclining position; the supporting table is provided, in proximity to one end of it, with a through hole for receiving the breast to be examined; a mounting frame for mounting the supporting table and equipped with at least one actuator for adjusting the supporting table in height; the supporting table is divided into a first portion and second portion along an axis; the first portion is smaller in extension along the longitudinal axis than the second portion and is provided with the through hole; the two portions are movably connected to each other.. .
I.m.s. Internazionale Medico Scientifica S.r.l.


03/31/16
20160089189 

Intramedullary fracture fixation devices and methods


An intramedullary bone fixation device is provided with an elongate body having a longitudinal axis and an actuator to deploy at least one gripper to engage an inner surface of the intramedullary space to anchor the fixation device to the bone. Methods of repairing a fracture of a bone are also disclosed.
Sonoma Orthopedic Products, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089170 

Invertable medical retrieval devices and methods


A medical retrieval device may include an elongate sheath, a first and a second control wire extending through the sheath, and a basket coupled to a distal end of the first control wire. The retrieval device may additionally include an engaging member coupled to a distal end of the second control wire and the basket.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089165 

Anthroscopic joint repair


The present disclosure relates to a guide. The guide includes a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a lip located at a distance from the longitudinal axis of the shaft and extending a distance from an end of the shaft.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089148 

Surgical staple and driver arrangements for staple cartridges


An end effector and a staple cartridge are disclosed. The staple cartridge includes an array of staples in which at least one staple is angularly-oriented relative to the longitudinal axis of the staple cartridge.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089147 

Surgical staple and driver arrangements for staple cartridges


A staple cartridge that includes a multi-staple driver is disclosed. The multi-staple driver is configured to drive multiple staples from the staple cartridge.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


03/31/16
20160088884 

Impact reducing sport equipment


A sport equipment for absorbing and dispersing, at least in part, an impact force, thereby reducing the impact force. The sport equipment can be a helmet having an outer shell, an inner shell, and a tensile sheet located between the outer and inner shells.

03/31/16
20160088803 

Body for cultivation of a plant


Body for cultivation of a plant, comprising a growing medium. The body has a longitudinal axis and an external surface defined by: an upper surface part; a lower surface part opposite to the upper surface part; an outer surface part; and an inner surface part opposite to the outer surface part.
Edc Horti-services B.v.


03/31/16
20160088801 

Lopping shears with offset blade


Loppers include first and second elongated handles that are both directly connected and indirectly connected through a linkage assembly. The first handle has a static blade having a concave shearing edge extending generally transverse from the longitudinal axis of the first handle.

03/31/16
20160088790 

Closing assembly for an agricultural implement


A row unit for an agricultural implement includes a closing disc configured to move soil into a trench. The row unit includes a first arm having a first end coupled to a center portion of a coupling and a second end configured to rotatably couple to a support structure of the row unit.
Cnh Industrial America Llc


03/24/16
20160088761 

Modular electronics for cylinders


A ruggedized canister system having a cylindrical housing and a modular electronic rack system disposed therein. The modular electronic rack system includes a backplane and a plurality of rib members radiating outwardly from the backplane.
Artesyn Embedded Computing, Inc.


03/24/16
20160087553 

Electrically driven magnetic shape memory apparuts and method


An actuation apparatus may include a magnetic shape memory (msm) element configured to contract locally at a portion of the msm element in response to local exposure to a magnetic field distribution component that is substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the msm element. The apparatus may further include a plurality of conductive coils laterally offset from the msm element.
Boise State University


03/24/16
20160087150 

Light-emitting assembly having a semiconductor layer sequence having an active zone on a columnar structure


An assembly has a columnar structure arranged with one end on a substrate, wherein the structure is at least partly covered with a semiconductor layer structure having an active zone that generates electromagnetic radiation, the active zone has a band gap for a radiative recombination, and the band gap decreases along a longitudinal axis of the structure in a direction of a free end of the structure such that a diffusion of charge carriers in the direction of the free end of the structure and a radiative recombination of charge carrier pairs in the region of the free end of the structure are supported.. .
Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh


03/24/16
20160086789 

Automotive front lighting lamp with baffle


A lamp for automotive vehicle front lighting is described. The lamp 10 comprises a base 12 for mechanical and electrical connection to an automotive headlight 50 and a burner 14 fixed to the base 12.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


03/24/16
20160086469 

Sensor for detecting objects in a monitoring area


The invention relates to a sensor for detecting objects in a monitoring area. The sensor has a display unit that is comprised of a series of lamps with a linear arrangement of lamps.
Leuze Electronic Gmbh + Co. Kg


03/24/16
20160084460 

Headlamp with lens reflector subassembly


A headlamp includes heat sink structure for positioning a light emitting diode at an angle offset from the longitudinal axis of the headlamp and a reflector lens subassembly including a reflector portion and a light transmissive portion. The reflector portion includes a reflective surface for directing light from the light emitting diode towards the light transmissive portion.
Truck-lite Co., Llc


03/24/16
20160084385 

Metering valve and device for dispensing a fluid product comprising such a valve


A fluid dispenser valve including a valve body extending along a longitudinal axis between a first axial end and a second axial end, the valve body containing a metering chamber; and a valve member that slides axially in the valve body between a rest position and a dispensing position, for selectively dispensing the contents of the metering chamber. The metering chamber is connected, in the valve member rest position, to a fluid reservoir, to fill the metering chamber by gravity when the valve is upsidedown with the metering chamber below the reservoir while the valve member is in the rest position, and to empty the metering chamber by gravity when the valve is upright.
Aptar France Sas


03/24/16
20160084382 

Sealing element for a hydraulic fitting


A sealing element for a fitting part includes a top section. The top section includes a first surface configured to bear against an outer face of an annular groove of the fitting part and a second surface intersecting the first surface at a first angle.
Cnh Industrial America Llc


03/24/16
20160084247 

High pressure pump


A high pressure fuel pump unit includes a pump head, a cam-follower, a plunger extending along a longitudinal axis from a first extremity slidably arranged in a pumping bore of the pump head to a second extremity cooperating with the cam-follower lubricated by oil and, a spring compressed between the pump head and the cam-follower. The pump unit further includes an annular seal arranged around the plunger and fixed to the pump head in order to prevent mixing of fuel with oil..
Delphi International Operations Luxembourg S.À R.l.


03/24/16
20160084162 

Gas turbine engine inlet


An inlet for a turbofan engine, including an inlet wall surrounding an inlet flow path. The inlet wall extends axially from an upstream end to a downstream end adjacent the fan.
Pratt & Whitney Cananda Corp.


03/24/16
20160084021 

Centralizers for centralizing well casings


A centralizer for centralizing a pipe downhole in a well is provided. The centralizer includes a plurality of arcuate cuffs having first and second ends.
Bp Corporation North America Inc.


03/24/16
20160084020 

Centralizer and associated devices


Disclosed herein is a centralizer for being mounted around a centralizer sub body to form a centralizer sub. The centralizer comprises first and second opposing end collars arranged, in use, to be positioned around a longitudinal axis of the centralizer.
Centek Limited


03/24/16
20160084017 

Bi-directional cv-joint for a rotary steerable system


An example downhole apparatus includes a drive shaft with a longitudinal axis, a spherical portion that extends radially from the longitudinal axis, and first and second interfacial surfaces proximate the spherical portion. An outer housing is positioned at least partially around the spherical portion.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


03/24/16
20160084007 

Back-reaming rotary steering


A rotary steerable system (rss) having multiple steering pads, a valve to sequentially actuate the plurality of steering pads, and a back-reaming bit formed by multiple cutting elements carried by each of the steering pads. While rotating the drill string, the rss, and the drill bit, the valve and/or the controller are operated to sequentially actuate the steering pads to operatively urge the rss and the drill bit away from a longitudinal axis of the wellbore, thus steering the wellbore drilling direction.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


03/24/16
20160083975 

Railing system and tensioned posts used therein


One or more posts of a railing system are held securely in place by a hidden tensioning cable that extends through a cavity of the post along a longitudinal axis and is tensioned to securely fasten the post securely to a surface of a structure. Placement of the tensioning cable through the cavity allows cable receivers to be placed at desired spacing in one or more receiver channels of the post, the cable receivers operable to receive cable rails of the railing system.

03/24/16
20160083928 

Digging machine


A digging machine configured to bury a continuous elongated member in the bed of a body of water has a frame extending along a longitudinal axis; a guide assembly fitted to the frame to move crosswise to the longitudinal axis, and configured to engage and move along the continuous elongated member; and a control device configured to adjust the position of the guide assembly with respect to the frame and the continuous elongated member according to the conformation of the continuous elongated member.. .
Saipem S.p.a.


03/24/16
20160083889 

Washing machine appliance and damper assembly for same


Washing machine appliances and damper assemblies are provided. A damper assembly includes a cylinder defining a central longitudinal axis, the cylinder including a sidewall that defines an interior, the sidewall defining a central bore and a pocket concentrically surrounding the central bore, the sidewall including an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder that each connect the pocket and the central bore.
General Electric Company


03/24/16
20160083781 

Integrated sample processing system


An integrated sample purification system includes a housing, a sample container rack, a filter holder, and a cylindrical magnet. The sample container rack and the filter device holder are disposed in the housing.
Akonni Biosystems, Inc.


03/24/16
20160083679 

Photo-bioreactor production of bio-materials


A photo-bioreactor and method of operating are described. The photo-bioreactor includes a reactor vessel arranged to contain a fluid medium within which bio-material is grown, and at least one light-emitting rod extending into the reactor vessel, wherein the light-emitting rod has an elongate tubular member characterized by a length along a longitudinal axis and a width along an axis normal to the longitudinal axis, and designed with an outer wall that encloses one or more light-emitting devices arranged along the longitudinal axis, the outer wall being transparent to at least part of the light emitted by the one or more light-emitting devices into the reactor vessel.

03/24/16
20160083236 

Holder for a container receptacle and container receptacle


A holder (10) for a container receptacle (100), which is provided for receiving containers (b), wherein each container (b) has a container opening (b1) with an opening rim (b2), a container wall (b3) and a container base (b4), has a first section (20) which is non-rotatably mounted on or in the container receptacle (100), a second section (30), which is rotatably mounted on the first section (20) about the longitudinal axis (a), a sealing surface (52), which is provided to seal the container opening of a container (b) inserted into the container receptacle (100), and a pressure line (60) which passes through the first section (20) and the second section (30) and opens out through the sealing surface (52), wherein the second section (30) is rotatably mounted around the pressure line (60). The second section (30) mounted rotatably at the first section (20) which can be displaced along the longitudinal axis (a) relative to the first section (20) by a lift degree (z), wherein the second section (30) actuates via a valve actuator (80) a valve (70) which is coupled to a valve actuator (80).

03/24/16
20160083093 

Passenger personal units


A plurality of personal units for aircraft passengers is provided. Each personal unit is arranged to define a longitudinal axis.
James Park Associates Limited


03/24/16
20160083043 

Link suspension system


A bicycle includes a frame having a longitudinal axis, a first member, and a first pivot link assembly including a first link configured to rotate around a first pivot point. The first pivot point may have a first axis of rotation that is non-orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the first frame, and the first frame may be coupled with the first member through the first pivot link assembly.
Yeti Cycling, Llc


03/24/16
20160082904 

Moldable natural fiber nonwoven wire harness trough and construction thereof


A nonwoven trough and method of construction thereof are provided. The nonwoven trough includes at least one nonwoven wall formed from a mixture of bonded natural cellulosic fibers and thermoplastic fibers.
Federal-mogul Powertrain, Inc.


03/24/16
20160082811 

Heat exchanger arrangement, especially for a fuel-operated vehicle heater


A heat exchanger arrangement (10), especially for a fuel-operated vehicle heater, includes an outer pot-shaped housing (12) having an outer bottom wall (16) and an outer circumferential wall (18) extending along a longitudinal axis (l). An inner pot shaped housing (14) has an inner bottom wall (20) and an inner circumferential wall (22) extending along the longitudinal axis (l).
Eberspächer Climate Control Systems Gmbh & Co. Kg


03/24/16
20160082711 

Picktip having non-planar topography


A picktip is provided and includes a picktip member configured to extend along a longitudinal axis defined in parallel with emissions from an ultraviolet (uv) light source. The picktip member partially includes uv transparent material through which the emissions are directed and has an end face from which the emissions are exited.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160082578 

Puller


A puller for pulling an element, such as a pulley or seal, from an assembly to which it is fitted. The puller generally includes a central body having a longitudinal axis, an adjustment ring threaded on the body for moving longitudinally with rotation, slide followers coupled to the ring and moving longitudinally with ring rotation, a plurality of leg assemblies, each including a foot and two legs pivotly attaching the foot to the body so as to form a parallelogram, and a arm pivotly connecting each slide follower to a leg assembly for expanding or contracting the leg assembly.

03/24/16
20160082526 

Rotary cutter for machining materials


A rotary cutting tool. The tool has a body with outside diameter (od), and outer surface, and a longitudinal axis, a plurality of flutes, helical in some embodiments.

03/24/16
20160082517 

Deburring tool


A deburring tool has a hollow top portion having an interior conical surface and an exterior surface. The exterior surface of the deburring tool is preferably conical.
Gde Corp.


03/24/16
20160082497 

Automatic indexing dimpler


An automatic indexing dimpler includes a housing having an interior channel substantially centered along a longitudinal axis. A cam is slidably and rotatably disposed within the interior channel.
Welker Engineered Products Company


03/24/16
20160082232 

Pressure regulating buoyant valve for a shunt system


A gravitational pressure regulating valve to regulate fluid flow of a patient, including a fluid chamber having an inlet port to receive a bodily fluid and an outlet port to discharge received bodily fluid, the fluid chamber including a first chamber configured to capture a non-buoyant member therein and to guide the non-buoyant member along a longitudinal axis of the first chamber to facilitate bi-directional reciprocating movement of the non-buoyant member to and from the inlet port, and a second chamber configured to capture one or more buoyant members therein such that when the second chamber is filled with bodily fluid, at least one of the buoyant members applies a resolved buoyant pressure from a buoyant force of the one or more buoyant members in opposition to an inlet pressure of fluid at the inlet port.. .
Arkis Biosciences


03/24/16
20160082227 

Fixed dimensional and bi-directional steerable catheter control handle


An apparatus for imparting a tensile force to deflect a distal portion of a catheter while maintaining its exterior dimensions may include a handle grip including a cross-section of generally predetermined exterior dimensions, and a longitudinal axis. A flexible elongate member may include proximal and distal end portions, with the proximal end portion being coupled to the handle grip.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.


03/24/16
20160082226 

Steerable catheters and methods for making them


Deflectable apparatus and methods for performing a procedure within a patient's body using such apparatus are provided. Generally, the apparatus includes an elongate tubular member including a proximal end, a distal end, a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal ends, a deflectable distal portion including first and second lumens spaced apart from one another on generally opposite sides of the longitudinal axis, and a handle coupled to the proximal end of the tubular member, and.
Clph, Llc


03/24/16
20160082197 

Medicament delivery device


A dose setting mechanism for a medicament delivery device is presented having a pinion mounted to a locking member where the axis of rotation of the pinion is offset and parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing containing the dose setting components. Primary and secondary dose members are engaged with the pinion to indicate a set dose of medicament.
Shl Group Ab


03/24/16
20160082193 

Pharmaceutical syringe piston


A pharmaceutical syringe piston having a longitudinal axis includes a body having a central face portion with a first outer circumference and maximum first diameter. A cylindrical sealing portion proximate the central face portion has first and second axial ends and a wall extending therebetween.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.




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