|| List of recent Longitudinal Direction-related patents
|Hernia prosthesis with marking means|
Prosthesis (1) comprising a patch (2) made of biocompatible material, said patch having a generally plane geometric shape that defines two opposite faces, a centre, a length and a width of said patch, characterized in that said patch is provided, on one (2a) of its faces, with a single marking means (3) designed to indicate both the centre (c) of the patch and also the longitudinal direction of said patch.. .
A disposable diaper includes a front waistline region, a rear waistline region and a fastening tape, as the waistline retaining unit extending along the product widthwise direction and holding the disposable diaper onto a body of a wearer. Furthermore, the disposable diaper includes a crotch stretch unit that is formed in the crotch region and can expand and contract in the product longitudinal direction, and leg gathers.
|Adapter for injection appliance|
An adapter for use with an appliance for administering an injectable product, the adapter serving to create a product connection between a catheter and a product container that can be inserted into the appliance, and including a thread for screwing the adapter to the appliance, a stop for fixing the container in the longitudinal direction of the thread, an attachment piece to which the catheter may be connected, and a product channel that extends through the attachment piece and the thread.. .
|Protective case with speakerphone for digital products|
A digital product protective cover with speakerphone, including a protective cover main body where the main body includes a bottom board and surrounding curved walls, at least one card slot located between the bottom board and curved walls, where each card slot is inter-connected, each card slot includes at least one amplification mechanism, the amplification mechanism includes a sound inlet, a sound outlet, and a sound tube, which connects the sound inlet and sound outlet. The sound inlet is located at the bottom of the card slot, which is in proximity to an external speaker of the digital product, the sound inlet and sound outlet are staggered in the longitudinal direction of the card slot, and the sound inlet and sound outlet are staggered in such a position to extend the length of the sound tube..
|Pull-out blocking device with pivotable support elements and spacer elements|
A pull-out blocking device for furniture parts that can be pushed into or pulled out of a basic furniture structure, the pull-out blocking device having a guide rail and a sequence of support elements mounted on the guide rail displaceable in the longitudinal direction, and at least one intermediate element arranged between two of the support elements. Each support element has an upper supporting surface for abutment against a support element arranged adjacently above, a lower supporting surface for abutment against a support element arranged adjacently below and a further supporting surface for abutment against the support element arranged adjacently above or below.
|Saddle-ride type vehicle|
A saddle-ride type vehicle may include a rear cushion that extends upward while one end thereof in a longitudinal direction is connected to a swing arm and that elongates and contracts in the longitudinal direction according to swinging of the swing arm to generate damping force with respect to the swinging of the swing arm, and a rear cushion supporting portion that is provided to a center upper cross frame provided in an upper portion of a vehicle and that supports the other end of the rear cushion in the longitudinal direction. The center upper cross frame is positioned on an extension line of the rear cushion in the longitudinal direction, an opening that penetrates through a horizontal direction is formed in a pivot plates, and in a side view, a rear cushion supporting portion is positioned inside of the opening..
A semiconductor device includes: a plurality of semiconductor modules, each of which includes a semiconductor circuit having a circuit board on which at least one or more semiconductor chips are mounted; and a module storage case that accommodates the plurality of semiconductor modules which are arranged in parallel. In the module storage case, a plurality of pairs of positioning guide members, which position and guide the semiconductor modules, are formed on opposite surfaces forming a module storage region for accommodating the semiconductor modules so as to protrude inward and to face each other, so that a distance between the plurality of semiconductor modules in a longitudinal direction can be selected.
|Hydraulically controlled storage chamber valve|
A hydraulically controlled storage chamber valve includes a closing element that is biased via a first compression spring. The closing element seals a valve seat in a valve body.
|Electronic component conveying apparatus|
A first and second guide block pieces retain a plurality of electronic components in an electronic component retention space formed and fixed on a shuttle plate by using a position determination hole formed in advance in accordance with a distance between a pair of opposing corners of a bottom surface of an electronic component, and by emitting light ranging from one end portion to the other end portion of the shuttle plate along an upper surface of a plurality of electronic components interposed and retained between the electronic component interposing-and-retaining portions along longitudinal directions of the first and second guide block pieces, an optical sensor detects that the emitted light is blocked by an irregularly inclined electronic component.. .
|Electrically insulated wire|
An electrically insulated wire includes a rectangular conductor having a substantially rectangular cross section with corners shaped in a circular arc, and an electrical insulating coating formed by heating an electrical insulating varnish applied to coat an outer periphery of the rectangular conductor. The electrical insulating coating includes a thickest portion and a thinnest portion in a peripheral direction thereof.
An electric tool includes a housing unit which has a grip unit that is angled with respect to a longitudinal direction of the housing unit. The electric tool also includes a drive unit which has a tool receptacle that is drivable about a tool axis by the drive unit, and a pivoting unit which is configured to mount the tool receptacle in a pivotable manner about at least one pivot axis relative to the drive unit.
|Downhole swivel apparatus and method|
What is provided is a method and apparatus which can be detachably connected to an annular blowout preventer thereby separating the drilling fluid or mud into upper and lower sections and allowing the fluid to be displaced in two stages, such as while the drill string is being rotated and/or reciprocated. In one embodiment the sleeve can be rotatably and sealably connected to a mandrel.
Wave fins which are disposed inside a heat exchanger housing of a heat exchanger in order to cause a turbulent flow of fluid through direct contact with the fluid. The wave fins include a plurality of hills, a plurality of valleys and a plurality of sidewalls.
|Melt-containment plunger tip for horizontal metal die casting|
Various embodiments provide apparatus and methods for injection molding. In one embodiment, a constraining plunger may be configured in-line with an injection plunger to transfer a molten material from a melt zone and into a mold.
|Device and method for manufacturing fiber-reinforced plastic structure|
A device 100 for molding a fiber-reinforced plastic structure is a device for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced plastic structure 200 integrating a stringer 2, which is a fiber-reinforced plastic member having a longer dimension in a longitudinal direction d than in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction d, with a skin 1, which is a fiber-reinforced plastic member. The skin 1 is provided with a positioning plate 3, which is disposed along the skin 1 and engages with a bottom surface 201 of an end part 21 of a mandrel 20 for molding the stringer 2.
|Receiver system for a fresnel solar plant|
A receiver system for a fresnel solar plant is provided that includes an absorber tube defining a longitudinal direction, a mirror array that runs parallel to the longitudinal direction and is used for concentrating light beams onto the absorber tube, and a support frame for the absorber tube and the mirror array. A first suspension for holding the absorber tube and a second suspension for holding the mirror array or at least parts of the mirror array are independently mounted on the support frame.
|Receiver system for a fresnel solar plant|
A receiver system for a fresnel solar plant is provided. The system includes an absorber tube defining a longitudinal direction and a mirror array that runs parallel to the longitudinal direction.
|System and method for powered railcar doors|
Systems and methods for powered rail car doors are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a first door assembly operable to at least partially cover an opening of a rail car.
|Insert for bellows with non-linear compression / expansion in a vacuum powered tool|
A bellows insert (25) is shown, mountable inside a bellows for a vacuum powered tool and, in the mounted position, effective to locally limit the capacity of the bellows of compression in its longitudinal direction caused by a negative pressure introduced into the bellows. The bellows insert includes an engagement part (26) that has a shape complementary to the inside of the bellows and that, in the mounted position of the bellows insert, fills up some or all of the pleats of the bellows, within a limited area of the circumference of the bellows..
|Coiling pipes in spool form and tying said spool|
Machine for coiling pipes (1) in the form of large-size heavy spools (5), comprising a reel rotating about a longitudinal axis (x-x) for coiling the pipes (1) fed to the reel in a feeding direction (y-y), the reel comprising: a first rotating half-reel (10); a second half-reel (20) coaxial with and arranged opposite the first half-reel (10) in the longitudinal direction (x-x); said first and second half-reels (10;20) being displaceable in both senses of the longitudinal direction (x-x) from a relative position where the two half-reels (10;20) are closed in contact with each other in the longitudinal direction (x-x) for coiling the spool (5), to a position where the two half-reels (10;20) are separated from each other for unloading the finished and tied spool (5); and an assembly for tying the spool (5) by means of a strap (2).. .
|Seal profile of a door seal|
A door seal for a doorway in a vehicle for public passenger transportation has at least one reinforcing element coated with an elastomer, the reinforcing element having a lesser elasticity in the longitudinal direction of the seal than in the transverse direction.. .
|Flat wiper blade|
A flat wiper blade may be provided that includes: a wiper strip 10 which wipes a wiping surface; a guide spring 30 which supports the wiper strip 10; a first spoiler 41 and a second spoiler 42 which are coupled to the guide spring 30 and include at least one catching part 45; and a seating part 100 which is coupled to the guide spring 30 in an attachable and removable manner. The seating part 100 includes at least one catching recess 145 which corresponds to the catching part 45.
|Medical system and catheter connector apparatus|
A medical system for connecting a multiple lumen medical catheter to associated medical instrumentation includes a connector member defining a longitudinal axis and having a first end for releasable coupling to the medical catheter and a second end for coupling to medical instrumentation. A mounting segment is adjacent the first end of the connector member.
A disposable diaper (10) includes: a pair of leg stretch units (75a) formed along a leg hole openings (35) and being stretchable in at least a product longitudinal direction (l); and a cushioning unit (75b) provided in a region adjacent to the ends (#1) of the leg stretch units (75a) in the product longitudinal direction (l); the leg stretch units (75a) are configured from a stretchable sheet member; the ratio of expansion and contraction of the cushioning unit (75b) is configured to be lower than the ratio of expansion and contraction of the leg stretch units (75a); and the length (w1) of at least a part of the cushioning unit (75b) in a product widthwise direction (w) is configured to be longer than the length (w2) of the leg stretch units (75a) in the product widthwise direction (w).. .
|Absorbent article with non-uniform dimensioned side barriers|
An absorbent article has non-uniform dimensioned side barrier features and includes a lower structure. The lower structure includes a backsheet layer, a first fluid permeable topsheet layer bonded to the backsheet layer, and a first absorbent core layer sandwiched between the first topsheet layer and the backsheet layer, with the first absorbent core layer having lateral-most side edges.
|Peg-shaped or cylindrical hygiene element|
A peg-shaped or cylindrical hygiene article for insertion into a body cavity or opening is claimed, which article comprises a fibrous layer (2) of pulp fibers which are interconnected in some regions by means of pressing, with the pulp fibers being compacted in the pressed regions (4), wherein the fibrous layer (2) is in the form of a fibrous web that is folded so as to form channels (11) extending in the longitudinal direction of the hygiene article.. .
|Chain and connecting pin|
Provided are a chain and a connecting pin that enable reduction in the number of components and the workload involved in chain assembly, and that enhances the strength of a connecting pin. A chain 100 has inner plates 110, outer plates 120 and connecting pins 130.
|Connector and connector assembly|
This connector can be connected to a counterpart connector having a counterpart contact, and is provided with an electric current sensor function. Specifically, the connector is provided with a contact, a protective member composed of an insulating material, a core, and an electric current detection member.
A non-aqueous patch comprising lidocaine and/or its reactant, and a dissolving agent which are contained in a base of plaster, the plaster being hold by a support, of which strength of 50% stretched to longitudinal direction is less than 2,000 g/50 mm and of biaxially-oriented stretch cloth.. .
|Method, system and device for contributing to the assembly of a wind turbine|
A contribution is made to the assembly of a wind turbine intended to comprise, in a final assembly condition, a tower (2) surmounted by a nacelle (4) cooperating with a rotor (5) receiving a plurality of blades (3a-3c). To this end, a temporary association is made between at least some blades from said plurality of blades and the tower, so that said blades extend substantially in the longitudinal direction of the tower..
|Gas turbine with honeycomb seal|
A gas turbine 100 includes a compressor 10, a combustor 20, and a turbine 30. The turbine 30 includes: a honeycomb seal 7 disposed so as to be secured to a casing side in a clearance between the casing 1 and turbine blades 5a-5c rotating around a rotating shaft 4 extending in a longitudinal direction of the casing 1 and a seal fin 6 provided on an end face of each of the turbine blades 5a-5c facing the honeycomb seal 7, the seal fin 6 extending in a direction perpendicular to the rotating shaft 4.
|Linear light source apparatus for an image reader|
A linear light source apparatus for an image reader that has an effective light emitting length substantially equal to or longer than the length of the light conductor. The apparatus includes a rod-shaped light conductor, a light emitting element, a concave reflection mirror, and a diffusing-and-reflecting member that has a diffusing-and-reflecting plane disposed to face a reflecting portion of the light conductor along the longitudinal direction.
|Linear light source apparatus and image reading apparatus|
A linear light source apparatus is provided, being configured to convert light emitted from one light emitting element to light extended linearly, and output thus converted light. There is a lens that diffuses light flux within a predetermined region including the optical axis of the light emitting element, out of the light incident from the light emitting element, at a predetermined diffusion angle in the second direction (x-direction).
According to an embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a first electrode configured to detect biometric information, and a first antenna. The first electrode and the first antenna are along an edge of a housing of the electronic apparatus.
|Position sensing device|
A position sensing device has a first magnetic flux transmission unit that includes first thin boards made of long shape magnetic material stacked along a board thickness direction and a second magnetic flux transmission unit that includes second thin boards made of long shape magnetic material stacked along the board thickness direction, for defining a gap space between the first and second magnetic flux transmission units when disposing the first and second magnetic flux transmission units on a rotating body. Further, the position sensing device includes first and second magnets disposed between both ends of the first and second magnetic flux transmission units.
|Vehicle seat and motor vehicle or utility motor vehicle|
A vehicle seat comprising a seat part extending in the vehicle longitudinal direction (x) and in the vehicle transverse direction (y) and including a backrest part is provided. The vehicle seat includes a seat substructure for suspending and/or damping at least the seat part with respect to the body of a vehicle.
|Multilink rear axle for a motor vehicle|
A multilink rear axle comprises a wheel carrier, a leaf spring, a first lower control arm, an upper control arm, and at least one member. The wheel carrier can rotatably support a wheel of the vehicle.
|Vehicle suspension comprising light weight leaf spring assembly|
A vehicle suspension leaf spring assembly is arranged to be mounted in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle on opposite sides thereof. The leaf spring assembly has a first end, which is arranged for pivotal connection to a first bracket on the vehicle; and a second end, which is arranged for connection to a spring shackle on the vehicle.
|Method and device for molding fiber-reinforced plastic member|
The molding method of the present invention configures: a mandrel 2 being a mold for molding the material of a fiber-reinforced plastic 1 and having multiple pieces 21 to 24 adjacent to one another in a longitudinal direction d; and an angle material 3 formed of a material having a linear expansion coefficient approximate to the linear expansion coefficient of the fiber-reinforced plastic, and aligning the pieces 21 to 24 along the longitudinal direction d. The method includes: a mandrel disposing step s2 of disposing the pieces 21 to 24 with gaps g1 to g3 between one another; an angle material disposing step s3 of disposing the angle material 3 on the pieces 21 to 24; and a heating to cure and molding step s5 of molding the fiber-reinforced plastic by heating the material of the fiber-reinforced plastic while aligning the pieces 21 to 24 by the angle material 3..
|Organic el device and method for manufacturing organic el device|
The present invention aims at developing an organic el device having a structure for power supply to a new organic el element. The device is formed of unit organic el elements planarly distributed on a substrate having a planar expanse and includes organic el element columns and organic el element rows.
|Tunnel field effect transistor and method for making thereof|
A vertical tunneling field effect transistor (tfet) and method for forming a vertical tunneling field effect transistor (tfet) is disclosed. The vertical tunneling field effect transistor tfet comprises a vertical core region, a vertical source region, a vertical drain region and a gate structure.
|Transistor using single crystal silicon nanowire and method for manufacturing same|
A transistor using a single crystal silicon nanowire and a method for fabricating the transistor is disclosed. The transistor using a single crystal silicon nanowire comprises a substrate and a single crystal silicon nanowire formed on the substrate.
|Removable connecting device of a wrist band|
A connecting device includes two complementary coupling members (3, 4) secured respectively to the connecting ends of a wrist band (2a, 2b) and of the component to which it is attached. The coupling members (3a, 3b) are oriented transversely to the longitudinal direction of the wrist band (2a, 2b).
|Oxidation method, nozzle and system for treating waste water|
The present invention relates to a device, particularly a nozzle, for treating waste water, said nozzle having an outer tube and an inner tube. An intermediate space is formed between the outer tube and the inner tube and said intermediate space between the outer tube and the inner tube is divided into at least two chambers in the longitudinal direction of the tubes.
|Reciprocating power tool|
Reciprocating power tool is provided which is improved in vibration isolation of the handle. The reciprocating power tool has a tool body and a handle connected to the tool body.
|Coating apparatus and method of cleaning sealing unit|
Provided is a coating apparatus which includes: a slit nozzle provided with a discharge port at a lower side of the slit nozzle, and configured to discharge a coating liquid from the discharge port; a moving mechanism configured to move the slit nozzle relative to a substrate; a sealing unit formed to extend along a longitudinal direction of the discharge port, and including a top surface which is brought into contact with the discharge port to seal the discharge port; a solvent reservoir configured to retain a solvent; and an immersing mechanism configured to immerse the sealing unit into the solvent retained in the solvent reservoir.. .
A locking system is set forth having a key and a lock cylinder. The lock cylinder has a cylinder core journalled in a housing and having a keyway for inserting the key.
|Motor vehicle seal|
The invention relates to a circumferential seal or/and covering on a door or/and opening flap of a vehicle body, comprising a flexible strand (2) having an elastomer material and an adhesive material layer (3) extending in the longitudinal direction of the strand and connecting the strand (2) to the vehicle body (1). According to the invention, the strand (2) can be torn off from the body (1), leaving behind a sufficiently smooth adhesive surface for adhering the body (1) to a replacement part strand..
|Pistol with barrel locking device|
A method of locking a barrel of a firearm with respect to a barrel slide is provided. The method including the steps of: movably mounting a barrel slide to a housing of the firearm; movably mounting a barrel to the barrel slide; movably mounting a pair of locking bodies in a transverse groove of a head of the barrel; and securing a locking block to the housing, wherein movement of the head of the barrel with respect to the locking block in a longitudinal direction causes the barrel to be locked to the barrel slide, wherein the pair of locking bodies engage recesses on the barrel slide when the barrel is locked to the barrel slide, wherein the locking block has two first wedge surfaces which are symmetrical about a longitudinal center plane and the locking bodies are elongated cylinders, the circumferential surface of which has two parallel planar guide surfaces resting in the transverse groove, a second wedge surface which faces the other locking body and interacts with the first wedge surfaces of the locking block, and an engagement surface which faces away from the other locking body in each case and is intended for engaging in the respective recess of the barrel slide when the barrel is locked to the barrel slide..
|Apparatus and system for manufacturing quality coal products|
The present application discloses an apparatus for manufacturing high-quality coal products. In certain embodiments, the apparatus comprises a housing and a heat conducting mechanism disposed within the housing.
|Clasp for watch wristlet or belt|
Clasp for a watch bracelet comprising a cover connected on a first side to a first bracelet strand and on a second side to a second bracelet strand, a connecting means being inserted between the second bracelet strand and the cover of the clasp, the connecting means comprising an end link sliding along a longitudinal direction of the clasp between a first position in which the end link is at least partially engaged in the cover of the clasp, and a second position in which the end link is disengaged from the cover of the link, the end link comprising a push-button which, when pressed, causes a toothed element to change from a first position, in which the toothed element is in mesh with a rack toothing integral with the cover of the clasp, to a second position, in which the toothed element is released from the engagement thereof with the rack toothing; the clasp being characterized in that the end link includes a housing in which there is arranged at least one spring, the spring being covered by the push-button.. .
|Auxiliary handle and reciprocating power tool having the same|
An effective technique for increasing performance of an auxiliary handle which is attached to a power tool is provided. The auxiliary handle has a grip part, a grip holding part, a mounting part and a support part.
Self-supporting stocking comprising a body (10) made of elastic fabric and deformable both in a lengthwise longitudinal direction x-x and in a widthwise transverse direction y-y and with at least one top end (10a) which is open and at least one support element (20) for attaching to the user's body, wherein said at least one support element (20) has a multilayer form with a very small thickness and comprises an outer layer (21) and an inner layer (22) of silicone material which in turn has an inner surface lined with a biocompatible adhesive layer (23) for attaching to the user's skin.. .
|Renal artery ablation catheter and system|
Provided is a catheter (100) including: a flexible sheath (1); a flexible shaft (2) which is provided by being inserted inside the sheath (1) and which is capable of sliding in a longitudinal direction of the sheath (1); an electrode section (10) which is capable of being in contact with a renal artery wall. The catheter (100) is configured such that a plurality of electrodes (12) provided to the electrode section (10) do not exist on a single plane perpendicular to a moving axis of the shaft (2).
|High-frequency electrosurgical treatment instrument for operations and high-frequency electrosurgical system for operations|
A high-frequency electrosurgical treatment instrument for operations, includes a pair of forceps pieces, an insulating member, a transmission member, a manipulation rod member, a distal end cover member, a shaft member and a manipulation portion. The instrument, includes a flow channel portion formed between the manipulation rod member and the shaft member, the flow channel portion being disposed along a longitudinal direction of the manipulation rod member to allow liquid to flow; a groove portion that communicates with the flow channel portion to allow the liquid to flow from the flow channel portion; and an opening portion that communicates with the groove portion to supply the liquid near the proximal end portions of the pair of forceps pieces..
|Humidifying heat exchanger for fuel cell|
The present invention relates to a humidifying heat exchanger for a fuel cell. The humidifying heat exchanger includes a body comprising a gas inflow hole defined in one end thereof and a gas discharge hole defined in the other end thereof in a longitudinal direction, a first tube disposed within the body, the first tube being spirally wound along the longitudinal direction of the body, a second tube disposed within the body and spirally wound along the longitudinal direction of the body, the second tube being disposed outside the first tube to surround the first tube, a supply unit disposed at a side of the gas discharge hole to supply a mixture of a fuel and water into the first and second tubes, and a discharge unit disposed at a side of the gas inflow hole to discharge the mixture supplied from the first and second tubes..
|Code plate of optical encoder|
The present invention discloses code plate of an optical encoder having a planar portion that is located on a surface to which a light flux for detection is applied; and a non-planar portion that is arranged alternatively with the planar portion on the surface and is comprised of multiple convex structures and concave structures arranged continuously intersecting to a parallel direction of arranging the planar portion and the non-planar portion. The longitudinal direction in the planar portion and the non-planar portion is consistent with the radial direction of the code plate, and a direction (parallel direction) in which the planar portion and the non-planar portion are arranged alternately is consistent with the circumferential direction of the code plate.
|Absorbent paper product having visual elements|
A strip of absorbent paper product includes a first edge and a second edge defining a strip width. The strip has a centerline extending in a longitudinal direction and equidistant between the first edge and the second edge, and a central region extending in the longitudinal direction and having a central width.
|Variable-length rail cover for a seat rail|
A rail cover for a seat rail includes a plurality of longitudinal section parts, wherein each longitudinal section part includes a first partial longitudinal section and a second partial longitudinal section, which abut one another in the longitudinal direction of the longitudinal section part. A first longitudinal section part is movable in the longitudinal direction of the rail cover with respect to a second longitudinal section part abutting the first longitudinal section part in the longitudinal direction of the rail cover, wherein in a non-expanded state of the rail cover, the first partial longitudinal section of the second longitudinal section part overlaps the second partial longitudinal section of the first longitudinal section part in the longitudinal direction of the rail cover..
|Reinforced wind turbine blade|
The present invention relates to a reinforced blade for a wind turbine, particularly to a blade having at least one elongated reinforcing member connected inside the shell for increasing the strength of the blade, each of the at least one elongated reinforcing member having a first end and a second end and extending in a longitudinal direction between the first end and the second end and wherein the first end is connected to the upper part of the shell and the second end is connected to the lower part of the shell thereby decreasing peeling and shear stresses in the trailing edge of the blade.. .
|Composed element, multi-layered board and panel-shaped element for forming this composed element|
Composed element including at least two panel-shaped elements, which each have an edge zone in which coupling means are present in the form of a profiled part respectively extending in the longitudinal direction of the respective edge zone, as well as each including an end face extending transversely to the respective edge zone, wherein said profiled parts allow coupling the panel-shaped elements together in an interlocking manner, wherein at least one of the panel-shaped elements includes an arrangement which hides from view at least a portion of the profiled part formed at the pertaining edge zone at the location of the end face.. .
|Fixing belt, fixing device, and method for manufacturing fixing belt|
A fixing belt includes an inner layer, serving as a sliding layer, in which filler particles having an aspect ratio of 5 or more are oriented substantially in the longitudinal direction of the fixing belt.. .
|Image forming apparatus|
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming device configured to form a toner image on a sheet; a fixing device, including first and second rotatable members for forming a nip, configured to fix the toner image formed on the sheet by the image forming device; a mounting portion to which the fixing device is detachably mountable substantially along a longitudinal direction thereof; a pressing mechanism configured to press the first rotatable member toward the second rotatable member by entrance thereof, along a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, into a space of the mounting portion through which the fixing device passes during mounting and demounting; and a retracting mechanism configured to retract the pressing mechanism from the space.. .
|Image forming apparatus and developing agent cartridge|
An image forming apparatus may include a casing, and a plurality of image carriers arranged in parallel along one direction in the casing and formed with an electrostatic latent image. The apparatus can further include a plurality of developing agent carriers opposed to the image carriers, for visualizing the electrostatic latent image by feeding a developing agent to the image carriers, and a plurality of developing agent cartridges, arranged in parallel in the one direction to be opposed to the developing agent carriers in the longitudinal direction of the developing agent carriers, and configured to be together attachable/detachable to/from the casing along the one direction, for accommodating the developing agent fed to the developing agent carriers..
|Line array speaker|
A line array speaker in which interference between back pressures of adjacent speakers is reduced is provided. The line array speaker includes three or more cone-shaped speaker units including diaphragms vibrated by magnetic circuit portions.
An endoscope according to the present invention includes: a first image pickup optical system for observing a first observation direction, a second image pickup optical system for observing an observation a second observation direction, a light guide guiding illumination light, and an illumination optical system including a ring-shaped portion illuminating the first observation direction, an incident surface being in contact with an end surface of the light guide to receive the illumination light, and two reflecting surfaces disposed at a position opposite to the incident surface, having inclinations in two directions with respect to a surface orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of the insertion portion, disposed so as to face each other, and reflecting the illumination light incident from the light guide toward directions along tangent lines of the ring-shaped portion of the illumination optical system, to cause the illumination light incident to inside of the illumination optical system.. .
|Power semiconductor module with liquid cooling|
A power semiconductor module includes a substrate and a two-part cooling system arranged under the substrate. The cooling system has upper and lower pieces.
|Illumination system for detecting the defect in a transparent substrate and a detection system including the same|
An illumination device for providing near isotropic illumination, and particularly an illumination system for detecting the defect in a transparent substrate and a detection system including the same are presented, an illumination system includes: an illumination system for detecting the defect in a transparent substrate, including light source receptacle in bar shape; first spot light sources, each emitting a respective first light, the respective first lights being substantially parallel to each other and the first spot light sources being arranged to a first line of spot light sources along the longitudinal direction of the receptacle; and second spot light sources, each emitting a respective second light, the respective second lights being substantially parallel to each other and the second spot light sources being arranged to a second line of spot light sources along the longitudinal direction of the receptacle.. .
|Stereoscopic display device|
An objective is to provide a stereoscopic display device that can reduce moire occurring when the viewer is not at the optimum viewing position while maintaining the vertical degree of freedom. A parallax barrier (42) includes transparent portions (48) and light-shielding portions (46) arranged alternatingly.
|Liquid ejecting head|
A liquid ejecting head includes a substrate; and flow path forming members that form a plurality of liquid flow paths on or above the substrate, wherein grooves are formed between the plurality of liquid flow paths that adjoin in a longitudinal direction of the substrate, and the flow path forming members are formed on or above the substrate via an intermediate layer.. .
A support system for one or more display items is configured with side walls extending in a longitudinal direction from a base towards a top such that an interior is defined between the base, top and side walls. A plurality of receptacles are configured in the base and a plurality of holes are configured in a floor parallel to and spaced apart from the base.
|Air-guiding device for a vehicle|
An air-guiding device (12) is arranged in a rear-end region of a vehicle and has a central main air-guiding element (13) that is displaceable from a retracted rest position into a deployed operating position. Lateral auxiliary air-guiding elements (14, 15) are adjustable substantially linearly relative to the main air-guiding element (13) in a direction transverse to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle to be transferred from a rest position, in which they are retracted into the main air-guiding element (13), into an operating position, in which they are deployed out of the main air-guiding element (13).
A rotatable joint includes a body configured for connecting to an external system and provided with an internal hole arranged for being traversed by pressurised fluid, a tubular element on an end of which a hose can be inserted that is sealingly coupled with the joint and provided with a further through hole that defines, together with the internal hole, a longitudinal channel that extends parallel to a longitudinal axis within which the pressurised fluid flows. The joint further includes an annular closing element fixed to the tubular body by a threaded connection and a rotatable coupling arrangement that acts at least in a longitudinal direction to enable mutual rotation between the tubular element and the tubular body..
|Method for producing an absorbent paper product having visual elements|
A method of manufacturing a strip of absorbent paper product. The method includes: providing a strip that has a strip width, which has a first dimension, disposed between a first edge and a second edge and a centerline extending in a longitudinal direction equidistant between the first edge and the second edge; imparting a pattern of first design elements in a central region wherein each first design element comprises a visual center point and the pattern has a pattern centerline in the longitudinal direction, the pattern of first design elements being disposed within a central width having a second dimension, the second dimension being less than the first dimension, and the central region extending laterally outwardly on each side of the centerline; and, imparting a plurality of second design elements on the strip, wherein at least one of second design elements is disposed in the central region..
|Rectifying device and method for manufacturing the same|
Disclosed herein are a rectifying device and a method of fabricating the same. The rectifying device includes a first electrode formed in a flat shape, an insulating layer deposited on the first electrode and a second electrode formed on a preset region of the insulating layer in a nanaopillar shape in a longitudinal direction to be asymmetrical to the first electrode, thereby increasing current flow..
|Sliding type clamp and clamp unit|
A sliding type clamp includes a clamp fixing part adapted to be fixed to a stud bolt, and a clamp body adapted to clamp an objected member. The clamp fixing part and the clamp body are integrally formed.
A card reader may include a card conveying mechanism structured to convey the card; a magnetic head which is structured to abut with the card and performs at least one of reading of magnetic data recorded on the card and recording of magnetic data on the card; a head moving mechanism structured to move the magnetic head in a longitudinal direction of the card; and an abutting part structured to abut with one end of the card in the short-side direction of the card. The head moving mechanism may be configured such that, while the card conveying mechanism holds the card in a state that the one end of the card in the short-side direction of the card is pressed against the abutting part, the magnetic head is moved in the longitudinal direction of the card to perform at least one of reading and recording of magnetic data..
A telescopic boom provided in a crane includes a boom body and a telescopic cylinder for extending/contracting the boom body. A roller is provided in a tip end portion of the telescopic cylinder to be rotatable in a longitudinal direction.
|Batch conveying unit for a unit for converting plate-like elements in a packaging production line|
A batch conveying unit for a unit for conveying plate-like elements has at least two transport devices adjacent and parallel to one another (13, 14, 16) which are capable of transporting (l) the batches (3, 6) in a longitudinal direction, drive means for the transport devices (13), and an actuating device for coupling and decoupling a second transport device (14, 28) relative to a first transport device (14, 27), so as to transport (l) a first batch (6) of elements with the first transport device (14, 27) in the longitudinal direction and to leave a second batch (7) of plate-like elements with the second transport device (14, 28) substantially immobile longitudinally when the second transport device (14, 28) is decoupled from the first transport device (14, 27).. .