|| List of recent Longitudinal Axis-related patents
|Drive system for a high lift system of an aircraft and method for detecting a misalignment between a transmission shaft and an opening in a drive system for a high lift system of an aircraft|
An arresting apparatus for arresting a rotational motion of two components relative to each other is provided. The arresting apparatus includes a first arresting means having a longitudinal axis and at least one first engaging element, and a second arresting means having an opening and at least one second engaging element.
|Systems for and methods of fusing a sacroiliac joint|
A sacroiliac joint fusion system including a joint implant, anchor element and delivery tool. The joint implant includes a bore extending non-parallel to the implant longitudinal axis.
|Methods for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion|
An apparatus (10) includes a fastener (16) engageable with a bone portion to connect a longitudinal member (12) to the bone portion. A housing (40) has a first passage (42) configured to receive the longitudinal member (12) and a second passage (44) extending transverse to the first passage.
An orthopedic plate has a portion with a curved bottom surface that is designed to extend longitudinally along the bone and change the inferior curve as it advances proximally along the bone from a shallower to a sharper radius and further spirals downward as the plate advances. The plate includes a set of tabs, offset from the longitudinal axis of the plate to provide for better pullout values.
|Elongated connecting elements for minimally invasive surgical procedures|
Apparatus and methods include an elongate connecting element including a body extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end and an opposite second end. The connecting element includes a first end portion at its first end and a second end portion at its second end.
|Embolic filter device and method of use thereof|
In general, the invention features an intra-vascular device for filtering or deflecting emboli or other large objects from entering a protected secondary vessel or vessels. The device of the invention may include a filter, an central member, additional supporting members, and a delivery cable and may serve to filter or deflect emboli or other large objects from entering protected secondary vessels.
A surgical device. The surgical device may comprise a transducer configured to provide vibrations along a longitudinal axis and an end effector coupled to the transducer and extending from the transducer along the longitudinal axis.
|Hermetic occlusion surgical clamp for the cervix in cases of placenta previa|
The present invention relates to a hermetic occlusion surgical clamp for the female cervix to be used in case of placenta previa, including compression jaws with a spring (5.1) and semi-conical sections (5.2) and at the end of each jaw a machined semi-cylinder (5.3), and a pull-down cylinder with a machining that generated two arms (6.2) with a hole that is joined by a pin (5.4) that connects the jaws to the pull-down cylinder. The pull-down cylinder also includes a thread (6.4).
|Endoscopic purse string surgical device|
An endoscopic surgical stapler for applying a suture to tissue including an elongated tubular member, a first jaw positioned at the distal end portion of the tubular member and having a longitudinal axis, and a second jaw disposed in substantially parallel relation to the first jaw at the distal end portion of the tubular member. The second jaw is movable in a direction substantially perpendicular to its longitudinal axis toward the first jaw, while maintaining the substantially parallel relation between the first and second jaws.
A needle holder for use in an image guided intervention procedure. The needle holder includes a clip for holding a needle and a guide arrangement for supporting the clip and directing the needle at a desired angle relative to a patient's body.
|Hook shaped ultrasonic cutting blade|
An ultrasonic surgical blade has a blade body and a shank. The shank is fixed at one end to the blade body and is operatively connectable at an opposite end to a source of ultrasonic vibrations.
A fixation clamp for use in an external fixation system for holding bone fragments adjacent to each other with the help of fixation elements, has of at least one clamping assembly having at least one reception provided by means of grooves to accommodate a fixation element along the longitudinal axis of the reception. At least one locking element extends through the clamping assemblies for blocking the position of the clamping assemblies in a defined angular position.
|Adjustable dynamic external fixator|
Dynamic external fixator comprising a pair of rods (1) made of a radiolucent material, each rod (1) comprising a base (10), preferably with an opening (13), a stem (11) extending from the base (10), with a sliding groove (14) extending along a longitudinal axis of the stem (11); and stopping means (12, 2) between the base (10) and the stem (11); a pair of springs (3), each spring (3) being arranged on the stem (11) of one of the rods (1) and abutting against the stopping means (12, 2); proximal attachment means (k1) for attaching the base (10) of each rod (1) to a first position; distal attachment means (k2) for attaching the stem (11) of each rod (1) to a second position, wherein the distal attachment means (k2) are inserted into the spirals of the spring (3) and through the sliding groove (14) of each of the rods (1), such that turning the spring (3) around the stem (11) allows adjusting a distraction force between the proximal attachment means (k1) and the distal attachment means (k2); and method for attaching such a dynamic external fixator.. .
|Catheter sheath and tip|
A method and apparatus for diverting the path of an object moving within a catheter sheath so that the object exits the catheter sheath at an angle greater than 0° and less than 90° is disclosed. The subject matter of this application more specifically pertains to catheter sheaths and catheter sheath portions that comprise a lateral opening and an deflection means such that objects moving along the longitudinal axis of a catheter are diverted from the longitudinal axis so that they exit the catheter through a lateral opening in the catheter sheath or catheter sheath portion..
|Apparatus and method for reclaiming abrasive blasting material and screening device for separating abrasive blasting material|
An apparatus for reclaiming abrasive blasting material comprises a prime mover, a vacuum pump and a separator unit for separating the abrasive blasting material in the contaminated abrasive blasting material from contaminants. The vacuum pick-up draws the contaminated abrasive blasting material.
|Calibration device for calibrating an extruded film tube|
A calibration device for calibrating an extruded film tube, above the frost line, forms an annular gap between the calibration device and the film tube. The calibration device includes a plurality of calibration segments and at least one blowing nozzle.
|Hydrostatic axial piston machine having a cylinder barrel with a working piston which is mounted obliquely with respect to its axial direction and with a planar control plate|
An axial piston machine of swash plate design includes cylinder bores with respective longitudinal axes that are arranged at an acute angle with the rotational axis and that approach the rotational axis radially in the direction of their control plate-side ends. For each cylinder bore, a point of action of a resulting hydrostatic relieving force, which acts on the cylinder barrel, of the hydrostatic sliding bearing is spaced apart radially with regard to the rotational axis of the cylinder barrel further than a point of intersection of the longitudinal axis of the cylinder bore with the cylinder barrel-side bearing face of the hydrostatic sliding bearing..
|Rotor blade and connecting device|
A rotor blade of a wind power installation for fixing to a rotor hub and having a rotor blade longitudinal axis, including a rotor blade inner part towards the rotor hub, and a rotor blade outer part away from the rotor hub, wherein the rotor blade inner part and the rotor blade outer part are connected together by means of at least one connecting device and the connecting device includes at least one anchoring element anchored in the rotor blade outer part, at least one counterpart element anchored in the rotor blade inner part, and at least one connecting bolt which extends through the counterpart element and is fixed in the anchoring element.. .
|Aircraft turbojet nacelle|
The invention relates to an aircraft turbojet nacelle including a cowling assembly (60) made up of four covers (62, 64, 66, 68). Each cover extends in arcuate shape around part of the longitudinal axis of the nacelle, in symmetrical manner about a vertical plane (p) containing the axis.
|Screwable element for fastening a conduit to a counter-piece|
A screwable element (10) for fastening an object, in the form of a plastic conduit for example, to a counterpiece such as a connection to another conduit or a device connection, consists of a first part (14) rotatable manually or with a tool, and a second part (16) furnished with a threaded portion (15), wherein the first and second parts are rotatable relative to one another about the longitudinal axis (18) of the screwable element, but can be fixed to one another axially via a connection point (20), and a unit (24, 26) limiting the torque that can be transmitted from the first part onto the second part. Said unit comprises at least one spring part (24) that is rotatable with the first or the second part, is resilient in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the screwable element and cooperates with detents (26) of the respective other part..
|Plough vehicle assembly|
A plough vehicle assembly that is able to lay pipe or cable, the pipe vehicle assembly comprising a plough vehicle and a support mounted to the plough vehicle to support a pipe to be laid, the support being offset from a longitudinal axis of the plough vehicle.. .
|Bend compensated filter fiber|
An optical fiber includes a core region having a longitudinal axis. A cladding region surrounds the core region.
|Cylinder assembly using a shim|
A cylinder assembly includes a housing defining first and second outer cylindrical surfaces having a longitudinal axis and a shim having a retaining ring fitted over the first outer cylindrical surface. The shim includes a plurality of connector spokes extending from the retaining ring, and a corresponding plurality of shim elements configured at the ends of the plurality of connector spokes.
A sensor probe may include an elongated body and a temperature sensor. The elongated body may include at least one first aperture, a first passageway and a second passageway.
|Led-based lamp including shaped light guide|
A light guide (302) for a lamp includes a proximal end (510) configured to receive light from at least one led. The received light forms an internal beam inside the light guide.
|System and method for mounting aircraft system components in the crown area of an aircraft|
A system for mounting aircraft system components in the crown area of an aircraft comprising a first longitudinal carrier element, a second longitudinal carrier element and a bridging element which connects the first longitudinal carrier element to the second longitudinal carrier element. The system is mountable in the crown area of an aircraft in such a way that the first and the second longitudinal carrier elements extend substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft.
A dispenser has an actuation device (24) for dispensing components from an output device (31) which is connected to reservoirs (26, 27). The actuation device acts on the pumping devices (34, 35) indirectly via a dosing device and the dosing device is equipped with a setting device (23) which can be actuated to change the position of a transmission element (40) acting on the pumping devices for setting the quantity ratio of the components.
|Seal ring for foil-sealing a container|
A seal ring for sealing a container. A seal ring has a base including a longitudinal axis extending therethrough and having a top surface, an undersurface opposite the top surface, and a projection extending from the undersurface in an axial direction.
|Seal ring for sealing a container|
A seal ring for sealing a container. A seal ring has a base and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, a radially outer portion, and an inner seal.
|Operating machine and relative method for the surface treatment of cylinders|
A machine for the surface treatment of a cylinder includes a first operative station for supporting the cylinder and for bringing it into rotation around its longitudinal axis, and at least a second operative station cooperating with the first station for generating and emitting, by means of an optical fiber apparatus, pulsed laser radiations randomly striking the surface of the cylinder and defining a desired roughness on the same surface; the second station being adjustably coupled with the first station in a first direction parallel with respect to the axis of the cylinder and carrying one or more pulsed laser radiation emitting heads, and slidingly assembled with respect to the cylinder in a second direction perpendicular to the axis of the cylinder.. .
|Crane access staircase and mounting system|
An access system for facilitating access to an elevated deck of a mobile crane includes a staircase having a support post defining an axis of inclination. A plurality of ascending steps is connected to the at least one support post, and a mounting bracket is pivotally coupled to an upper end of the at least one support post.
|Placement of an opposed-piston engine in a heavy-duty truck|
An engine placement configuration for a heavy-duty truck includes a chassis having two spaced-apart frame rails running in a longitudinal direction of the chassis, between front and rear ends, and a front wheel assembly with an axle attached to the frame rails. An opposed-piston engine is supported on the frame rails and positioned between the front end and the axle.
|Formation-engaging element placement on earth-boring tools and related methods|
Earth-boring tools include a cutting element positioned on a drill bit body at a radial distance from a longitudinal axis thereof. At least two formation-engaging elements are positioned at the same radial distance from the longitudinal axis as the cutting element.
|Earth-boring tools including movable cutting elements and related methods|
Earth-boring tools may have a body, a cutting element attached to the body at a first location, and a formation-engaging structure attached to the body at a second location. The formation-engaging structure may be movable during a drilling operation between a first position and a second position.
|Earth-boring tools including movable formation-engaging structures and related methods|
Earth-boring tools may have a body, a cutting element attached to the body at a first location, and a formation-engaging structure attached to the body at a second location. The formation-engaging structure may be movable during a drilling operation between a first position and a second position.
|Annular barrier with an expansion detection device|
The present invention relates to an annular barrier (1) to be expanded in an annulus (2) between a well tubular structure and an inside wall (4) of a borehole (5) downhole, comprising a tubular part for mounting as part of the well tubular structure, said tubular part (6) having a longitudinal axis; an expandable sleeve (7) surrounding the tubular part and having an outer face (8), each end (9, 10) of the expandable sleeve being fastened to the tubular part by means of a connection part (12), where one of the connection parts is a sliding connection part sliding in relation to the tubular part when the expandable sleeve is expanded; an annular barrier space (13) between the tubular part and the expandable sleeve; an aperture (11) in the tubular part for letting fluid into the annular barrier space to expand the sleeve; and an activatable shut-off valve (14) having an open and a closed position and arranged in the aperture, wherein the annular barrier further comprises a detection device (20) for detecting when the expandable sleeve has been expanded into a contact position, and wherein the detection device is adapted to provide a signal to activate the shut-off valve to bring the shut-off valve from the open to the closed position when detecting that the expandable sleeve is in the contact position. Furthermore, the invention relates to a downhole system comprising a plurality of annular barriers according to the invention and to a method for expanding an annular barrier..
|Cosmetic implement with polyhedral applicator|
Disclosed is a cosmetic applicator that may include a handle and a polyhedral applicator coupled to the handle. The applicator may comprise a first gradient, a second gradient, and a peak where the first gradient adjoins to the second gradient.
|Switching roller finger follower with locking mechanism|
A switching roller finger follower, including: a housing with a first wall with a first opening, a second wall with a second opening, and an interior space at least partially formed by the walls; first and second outer arms; and a locking pin disposed in the openings and including a longitudinal axis, a body, and first and second protrusions extending radially outward from the body, formed of a same piece of material as the body, and at least one of which is located within the space. A respective portion of at least one of the first or second protrusions is aligned with the first or second wall in a direction parallel to the first longitudinal axis.
|Split compression piston|
In a spring piston airgun, a compression piston is provided for longitudinal translation within a compression tube in response to a motive force. The compression piston includes a main piston body and a piston head, wherein the piston body and piston head are coupled for partial independent translation along a longitudinal axis.
|Methods and apparatus for asymmetrical fastening system|
Methods and apparatus for an asymmetrical fastening system according to various aspects of the present invention include a driver and a fastener that are configured to have corresponding conforming surfaces suitably adapted to provide substantially complete engagement between a torque surface of the driver and a recessed socket area of the fastener. The driver and fastener may each be configured to include a driving surface that is aligned with a longitudinal axis and a removal surface that intersects a radial extending from the longitudinal axis at an oblique angle.
According to embodiments of the present invention, a bioreactor for growing photoautotrophic organisms is provided. The bioreactor includes a vessel configured to receive the photoautotrophic organisms, the vessel having a longitudinal axis, which a circumferential wall extends around said axis, wherein said circumferential wall is translucent so as to enable light to enter the vessel from the outside for acting on the photoautotrophic organisms, wherein a device for providing an uneven distribution of the light intensity within said vessel along said axis is provided..
|Reset assist mechanism|
A reset apparatus for use in a firearm, comprising: a compression spring; a biasing member has a first end and a distal end wherein the compression spring is attached proximate to the first end of the biasing member; a notch disposed on the biasing member for cooperation with a trigger bar, wherein the trigger bar comprises a longitudinal axis defined by a front portion and a rear portion, wherein the front portion is mechanically cooperated with a firearm trigger; and wherein the compression spring communicates a force through the biasing member and onto the trigger bar in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the trigger bar.. .
|Sole chassis for shoes|
The invention relates to a sole chassis for shoes comprising a flexible front sheet assigned to the front foot area, which is connected in an articulated manner via a bending edge to a flexurally rigid rear sheet assigned to the rear foot area, wherein the front sheet comprises a corrugated structured sole made of spring steel or another flexible hard material, which can be bent at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis and is designed to be flexurally rigid in the transverse area and is connected to the rear sheet via a bending edge.. .
The invention relates to a furniture hinge comprising a hinge arm having a longitudinal axis, a hinge cup that is connected to the hinge arm and is mounted such as to be pivotable relative to the hinge arm between a closed position and an open position, and further comprising a linear damper having a linear damping stroke for damping a movement of the furniture hinge, wherein the linear damper is arranged at the hinge cup and, jointly therewith, can be arranged within a bore of a furniture item in the installed position, wherein in the open position of the furniture hinge in a plan view, the direction of the linear damping stroke of the linear damper runs at an acute angle (alpha) relative to the longitudinal axis of the hinge arm, the acute angle (alpha) being between 3° and 20°.. .
|Cleaning nozzle for a vacuum cleaner|
A vacuum cleaner nozzle having a rotatable member arranged around a longitudinal axis for picking up particles from a surface to be cleaned, and a cleaning arrangement for removing articles entangled on the rotatable member. The cleaning arrangement has at least one support surface provided on at least one radially projecting member of the rotatable member, and at least one cleaning member movable between a resting position in which the cleaning member is arranged at a distance from the support surface and at least one cleaning position in the vicinity of the rotatable member.
A hand held blower/vacuum device includes an impeller mounted in a scroll housing and a handle by which the device may be suspended and which is rotatably mounted to turn between vacuum and blower positions. In both of the blower and vacuum positions a longitudinal axis of the grip generally lies in an upright plane that passes through a centre of gravity of the device, and the grip is disposed above the centre of gravity, such that the device hangs below the grip in different balanced orientations in the blower and vacuum positions..
|Method and device for determining the installation position of a sensor module in a vehicle, and vehicle having such a device|
A method and device are provided for determining the installation position of a sensor module in a vehicle—namely, for determining whether the sensor module has its longitudinal axis oriented longitudinally or transversely. The sensor module has a longitudinal acceleration sensor for measuring a longitudinal module acceleration in the direction of the longitudinal axis and/or a transverse acceleration sensor for measuring a transverse module acceleration transversely with respect to the longitudinal axis.
|Implantable lead having multi-planar spiral inductor filter|
A multilayer helical wave filter having a primary resonance at a selected rf diagnostic or therapeutic frequency or frequency range, includes an elongated conductor forming at least a portion of an implantable medical lead. The elongated conductor includes a first helically wound segment having at least one planar surface, a first end and a second end, which forms a first inductive component, and a second helically wound segment having at least one planar surface, a first end and a second end, which forms a second inductive element.
|Handle assembly gripping device|
An orthopedic handle gripping assembly comprising: an elongated shaft having a proximal section and a distal section opposite thereof along a longitudinal axis of the shaft; a hub portion proximate the distal section of the shaft; a gripping member contiguous with the hub portion and having a first jaw and a second jaw, the first and second jaws being separated by a predefined distance to thereby form a central opening for receiving an orthopedic component that is to be gripped by the gripping member; a handle coupled to and extending from the gripping member; and a slot formed into the hub portion, the slot being configured to allow at least a portion of the handle to be manually biased towards the elongated shaft to thereby increase the predefined distance between the first and second jaws.. .
|Embolic occlusion device and method|
An occlusion device including a tubular braided member having a first end and a second end and extending along a longitudinal axis, the tubular braided member having a repeating pattern of larger diameter portions and smaller diameter portions arrayed along the longitudinal axis, and at least one metallic coil member extending coaxially along at least a portion of the braided member, the at least one metallic coil member having an outer diameter and an inner diameter, wherein the smaller diameter portions of the tubular braided member have an outer diameter and an inner diameter, and wherein at least one of the outer diameter and inner diameter of the tubular braided member is configured to closely match a directly opposing diameter of the metallic coil member.. .
|Methods and apparatuses for treating tonsils|
Methods and apparatuses to clean a tonsil include a bite-piece and a fluid delivery tube. The bite piece has a longitudinal axis and the bite-piece is configured to be clenched between at least one upper side tooth and at least one lower side tooth within a user's mouth.
|Surgical targeting guide|
A targeting guide for locating a surgical target site, for example a hole in a distal end of an implanted intramedullary nail, the targeting guide comprising: a first indicator having an identifiable reference point, the first indicator being mounted on a first handle having a first longitudinal axis; a second indicator having an identifiable reference point, the second indicator being mounted on a second handle having a second longitudinal axis; the indicators being radially spaced from one another with respect to said target site and being at least partially radiopaque so that they are imageable such that their respective reference points can be identified; a rig on which the first and second indicators are mountable such that each indicator is independently moveable with respect to the rig along the respective longitudinal axis of its handle, independently moveable with respect to the rig along at least one further axis and lockable with respect to the rig in a selected position along each of said axes; wherein, in use, the reference point of each indicator is capable of being aligned with a reference point of the target site using imaging means, the aligned indicators providing a guide to the target site for a drill, trocar or other surgical instrument or tool.. .
|Irrigated flexible ablation catheter|
A flexible tip electrode for an ablation catheter is disclosed. The catheter includes a catheter body and a hollow elongate tip electrode disposed at a distal end of the catheter body.
|Deflectable catheter shaft section, catheter incorporating same, and method of manufacturing same|
A deflectable catheter shaft section is disclosed comprising an elongated body extending along a longitudinal axis and comprising a distal end and a proximal end; and a plurality of lumens extending along the longitudinal axis of the elongated body, wherein at least one of the lumens is abutting at least another one of the lumens. A catheter comprising the deflectable catheter shaft section and a method of manufacturing the deflectable catheter shaft section are also disclosed.
|Surgical retractor and method of use|
A retractor includes a first wall extending from the base. The first wall has a longitudinal axis and extends between a first end and a second end.
|Penile prosthesis implantation device|
A penile prosthesis implantation device includes a barrel having a bore, an obturator and a needle clamp. The obturator has a distal end that is received within.
|Biotechnological apparatus comprising a bioreactor, exhaust gas temperature control device for a bioreactor and a method for treating an exhaust gas stream in a biotechnological apparatus|
This patent document relates to the field of biotechnological apparatuses. It relates particularly to a biotechnological apparatus comprising a bioreactor, an exhaust gas temperature control device and a method for treating an exhaust gas stream.
|High-temperature or fuel-cell electrochemical system having improved thermal management|
An electrochemical system including a stack of a longitudinal axis with alternating ceramic cells and interconnectors and including a thermal management mechanism incorporated in the stack, the thermal management mechanism including plates having a structured lateral surface through which a thermal transfer by radiation towards outside of the stack takes place.. .
|Delayed release tablet with defined core geometry|
A tablet comprising a core containing an active agent, and a coating, the core being disposed within the coating such that the coating has a thickness about a longitudinal axis (x-y) of about 4.85 to 4.95 mm. The position of the core within the coating dictating that the active agent is released rapidly after a lag time during which time no active agent is released..
A bladeless fan assembly is provided which includes a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet. A blower is located within the housing, and includes a motor for driving an air stream between the air inlet and air outlet of the housing.
|Magnetic head having canted arrays|
An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a magnetic head, the magnetic head having: a tape bearing surface having a first edge oriented perpendicular to an intended direction of tape travel thereacross; and an array of transducers in and/or adjacent the tape bearing surface, wherein a longitudinal axis of the array is defined between opposite ends thereof, wherein the longitudinal axis of the array of transducers is oriented at an angle relative to the first edge, the angle being between greater than 0.2° and about 10°.. .
|Quasi-statically oriented, bi-directional tape recording head|
In one general embodiment, an apparatus includes a magnetic head. The magnetic head has a first array of data transducers, a second array of data transducers spaced from the first array, and a third array of data transducers positioned between the first and second arrays.
|Part transfer system that uses existing part features, and a method of using the part transfer system|
A part transfer system includes a robotic arm, and an end effector attached to the robotic arm. The end effector includes a locating pin that is operable to engage an existing part feature of a part.
|Apparatus and method for multi-beam direct engraving of elastomeric printing plates and sleeves|
Described herein are an apparatus and a method for direct engraving an elastomeric printing plate by multiple laser beams simultaneously. In one embodiment, an elastomeric printing plate or sleeve is positioned on an imaging drum for direct engraving.
|Metal positioning device|
The invention discloses a metal positioning device. The device comprises a bottom section with a front end having a downward facing lip, a second back end having a handle, a side wall on both sides of said bottom section, said side walls running the length of the bottom section and a plurality of apertures formed along a longitudinal axis of said bottom section, said apertures being dimensioned to receive and allow passage of a lever bar therethrough.
|Improved rewind system|
A winder for winding continuous webs or interleaved web segments having a machine direction and a cross-machine direction coplanar and orthogonal thereto into rolls is disclosed. The winder provides a plurality of winding spindles orbiting about a winding turret axis and a plurality of surface contact rolls cooperatively associated with a respective winding spindle.
|Method for operating a plasma arc torch having multiple operating modes|
The present invention provides a multi-mode plasma arc torch that includes a cylindrical vessel having a first end and a second end, a first tangential inlet/outlet connected to or proximate to the first end, a second tangential inlet/outlet connected to or proximate to the second end, an electrode housing connected to the first end of the cylindrical vessel such that a first electrode is (a) aligned with a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical vessel, and (b) extends into the cylindrical vessel, and a hollow electrode nozzle connected to the second end of the cylindrical vessel such that the center line of the hollow electrode nozzle is aligned with the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical vessel. Adjusting a position of the electrode with respect to the hollow electrode causes the multi-mode plasma arc torch to operate in a dead short resistive mode, a submerged arc mode, an electrolysis mode, a glow discharge mode or a plasma arc mode..
|Bottle having axially opposed frustoconical portions|
A bottle extends along a longitudinal axis and includes a base, a body extending from the base, a shoulder extending from the body, and a neck extending from the shoulder and having a neck finish. The body has lower and upper frustoconical portions axially opposed to one another and having straight external surfaces..
Tire designed to roll on ground that may be covered with ice, comprising: a tread made of at least one rubber compound and having a tread surface, a plurality of housings opening onto the tread surface via an orifice and containing a stud, the orifice having a maximum dimension d0 on the tread surface when the stud is in the housing; the stud comprising: a base, designed to anchor the stud in the tread; a tip, designed to project from the tread in order to come into contact with the ice; a body connecting the base and the tip, the body having an axis of symmetry; and a longitudinal axis passing through the axis of symmetry of the body; wherein the tread surrounding the stud forms an anchoring platform for the stud, this platform in turn being surrounded by a cavity opening onto the tread surface so that the volume of recess opening onto the tread surface in a radius greater than or equal to d0/2 and less than or equal to d0/2+2 mm about the longitudinal axis of the stud is less than or equal to 20 mm3; and the volume of recess opening onto the tread surface in a radius greater than or equal to d0/2+2 mm and less than or equal to d0/2+4 mm about the longitudinal axis of the stud is greater than or equal to 60 mm3 and less than or equal to 100 mm3.. .
|Device for simultaneously filling at least two foods of different compositions into one container|
A device for simultaneously filling at least two foods of different compositions, predominantly in a thick fluid and/or pasty form, into a container, particularly a transparent plastic cup, having a valve head with a nozzle inlet opening and nozzle outlet openings for the food and fed by dosing devices, wherein the controller has a control disc (23) rotatable about a longitudinal axis (22) in the valve head (1) having control openings (25a, 25b, 25c) distributed about said longitudinal axis (22) on a first control circuit path (24), said control openings being alignable during an incremental rotation of the control disc (23) alternating in succession with auxiliary nozzle inlet openings (26a, 26b, 26c) of a stationary control surface (27) of the valve head (1) lying below in a planar manner, wherein auxiliary nozzle inlet openings (26a, 26b, 26c) are arranged on a second control circuit path (24′) congruent with the first control circuit path about the longitudinal axis (22) in the control surface (27) such that helically rising individual portions (28) of the second food (8) from corresponding auxiliary nozzle outlet openings (30) can be positioned on the inner wall of the cup (29) during the filling process. A main nozzle (31) is provided below the control surface (27) in the valve body within the control circuit paths and auxiliary nozzle inlet openings on the longitudinal axis arranged along the same paths; the feed of said nozzle with the food forming the main component is controlled in the known manner by only one rotary disc valve (13) in the supply line (15) coming from the corresponding dosing device (3)..
|Aseptic double seat valve|
An aseptic double seat valve has a housing, which has connections for two pipe conduits. A first valve seat and a second valve seat are arranged spaced apart from one another in the direction of a longitudinal axis in the housing between the connections for the two pipe conduits.
|Combination valve assembly with actuatable overfill relief|
An exemplary embodiment of a combination valve assembly comprises a valve housing, an overpressure vent valve, a fill valve and a movable liquid overfill seal. The valve housing includes a longitudinal axis.
|Gas mixer and gas mixing system|
A gas mixer for mixing a first gas and a second gas, having a first, outer gas housing part, having an inlet for the first gas in a longitudinal axis and an inlet for the second gas in a transverse axis, a second, interior gas housing part set into the first gas housing part to form an annular space for a second gas, having a mixing space into which the first gas and the second gas are introduced for mixing. The first and second gas housing parts and the annular space are aligned along the longitudinal axis and the mixing space is aligned cylindrically along the longitudinal axis.
|Lost motion valve actuation systems with locking elements including wedge locking elements|
A system for actuating one or more engine valves comprises a lost motion assembly including locking elements to selectively lock and unlock a locking mechanism disposed within a valve train such that motions may be likewise selectively applied to, or prevented from being applied to, one or more engine valves. In an embodiment, the locking elements comprise wedges having at least one wedge inclined surface defined according to a cone frustum and configured to engage an outer recess formed in a housing, the outer recess comprising an outer recess inclined surface also defined according to the cone frustum.
|Spherical wheel vehicle|
The present invention is an improved apparatus for wheeled vehicles. The use of spherical wheels allows the vehicle to be operated on slides that have steep elevation changes and quick turns and curves.
|Hollow bullet with internal structure|
A bullet has a cylindrical body portion and a conical tip monolithically formed with the body portion. The bullet is hollowed out to form an internal cavity.
The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a cutting apparatus comprising a drive shaft having a longitudinal axis, a drum configured to orbit the longitudinal axis when driven by the drive shaft, a first actuator, and a cutting assembly joined to the drum and configured to orbit the longitudinal axis with the drum. The cutting assembly comprises a second actuator operably engaged with a portion of the cutting assembly, and a cutting device driven by the second actuator.
|Methods for cutting materials|
The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a method of cutting or shearing tow fibers, bundles thereof, and/or other materials or bundles thereof. The method comprises rotating a drum comprising a cutting assembly comprising a cutting device about a longitudinal axis of a drive shaft, reciprocally moving a portion of the cutting assembly comprising the cutting device in a direction parallel to or transverse to the longitudinal axis as the cutting assembly is rotated about the longitudinal axis, rotating the cutting device at least 1,000 times per minute), and cutting or shearing the tow fibers, bundles thereof, and/or other materials or bundles thereof with the cutting device..