|| List of recent Mechanism-related patents
| Bone anchoring member with clamp mechanism|
A multi-piece disc replacement implant for replacing a disc removed by a discectomy including an upper plate member, a lower plate member, and an intermediate resilient member providing movement between te two plate members replicating the natural movement of the spine. The plate members are rigid and have orthogonal sidewalls forming an enclosure.
| Lubricating structure of transmission|
A carrier and a pinion of a transmission are lubricated more efficiently. To a side surface of the rotor mgb on a pump 8 side is formed with a tubular unit 84 which extends towards the pump 8 side, and an oil reservoir unit 85 which accumulates a lubricating oil discharged from the pump 8 is provided to an inner peripheral surface of the tubular unit 84.
| Electric motor/gear mechanism unit|
The invention relates to an electric motor/gear mechanism unit including a housing, an iron-free rotor winding rotatably arranged in the interior of the housing, a collector connected to the rotor winding, a rotor shaft extending through the collector, and a gear mechanism which is connected to the rotor shaft and which has an output shaft. The present invention is so conceived that the gear mechanism is produced from a non-magnetic material and arranged in the interior of the rotor winding..
| Releasable binding systems|
A releasable water ski binding system includes a trigger mechanism that causes releasable bindings to release a boot from a ski. The trigger mechanism senses a displacement of a portion of a body of a skier past a point of criticality and causes the releasable bindings to release the boot from the ski..
| Ratcheting quick-adjust drilling jig|
A quick adjust ratcheting pocket hole jig is presented. The pocket hole jig has a base with a removable upright connected thereto.
| Lever for a ring binder mechanism|
A ring mechanism for retaining loose-leaf pages includes a housing and ring members for holding loose-leaf pages that are moveable relative to the housing between an open and closed position. An actuation system moves the ring members and includes hinge plates pivotally mounted on the housing and an actuator actuating pivoting movement of the hinge plates.
| Low profile copper and fiber optic cassettes|
A multi-port or multi-outlet cassette that may be configured as a low profile, high-density cassette. Selected embodiments include a bezel member having a projection positioned between each adjacent pair of outlets to help reduce crosstalk.
| Electronic device|
An electronic device comprises a base, a display body, and a pivot mechanism. The pivot mechanism rotatably connects to the base and the display body to allow the display body to rotate relative to the base via the pivot mechanism.
| Tool cabinet drawer and latching mechanism|
A tool cabinet drawer and latching mechanism for operating a drawer of a cabinet. The latch pivots within a channel disposed in a handle assembly, which itself pivotally mounts to supports, which are themselves mounted to the drawer.
| Surgical stapling and cutting apparatus, clamp mechanisms, systems and methods|
A surgical stapling device is configured for use in open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures. The device includes a handle assembly, a shaft assembly coupled to the handle assembly, and an end-effector coupled to the shaft assembly.
| Twist based dispenser|
A dispenser for dispensing fluent products by twisting a flexible bag which contains the fluent product. Enforcing outflow of the fluent product is based on reducing the bag's volume by twisting the bag.
| Microwave pressure cooker|
Microwave pressure cooker including safety interlock mechanism. A blow vent is provided in cooker lid, and a lock bar is pivoted to cooker lid in a position to block blow vent when lock bar is resting under its own weight.
| Induction-based food holding/warming system and method with height adjustment mechanism|
A device, system and method for induction heating food service pans having differing depths, while maintaining the pans sufficiently closely adjacent an enclosure containing the induction heating power source.. .
| Integrated hinge touch sensor|
A system and method for providing a button-less touch sensor that uses a flexible material or pcb that is either integral to the touch sensor or is added after manufacture, the flexible material functioning as an integral hinge mechanism of the touch sensor that does not interfere with near field communications of an nfc antenna.. .
| Toy crossbow projectile launcher with extendable body and safety release|
A toy projectile launcher assembly has the form of a crossbow. The crossbow only launches the safety projectiles that are provided.
| Torque wrench capable of correcting torque and torque correction method thereof|
A torque wrench includes a mechanical structure and an electronic structure. The mechanical structure includes a tubular body, a flexible rod, an abutment member, an elastic member, a trip mechanism, an adjustment mechanism and a mechanical scale indication mounted in the tubular body for indicating the set torque of the wrench.
| Method of calibrating an extruded straight tube|
A method and tool for calibrating an extruded tube for use in a manufacturing operation. According to the method, the tube is stretched while in a clamping tool by approximately 3%.
| Bed with user-assist mechanism|
A bed, comprising: a user support structure including a body support member having a head region and a foot region, and a foot support member positioned proximate the foot region of the body support member and projecting laterally from the body support member; a frame for supporting the user support structure on a support surface; a coupling mechanism coupling the user support structure to the frame and providing for relative movement there-between; and an actuator that is configured to move the user support structure relative to the frame between a user rest position and a user reception/departure position, such that when in the user rest position the body support member is oriented to support the body of a user lying at least indirectly thereon, and when in the user reception/departure position, the body support member is oriented laterally to the foot support member such that the foot support member is oriented to support the user standing thereon.. .
|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.
|Injector safety device|
A safety member for use with an injection device is disclosed. The safety member includes a blocking ring extending into a housing of the injection device in blocking association with a latch member associated with a trigger mechanism of the injector, in which the blocking ring blocks movement of a portion of the trigger mechanism into a firing position.
|Low profile copper and fiber optic cassettes|
A multi-port or multi-outlet cassette that may be configured as a low profile, high-density cassette. Selected embodiments include a bezel member having a projection positioned between each adjacent pair of outlets to help reduce crosstalk.
|Crdm designs with separate scram latch engagment and locking|
A control rod drive mechanism (crdm) includes a lifting rod supporting a control rod and a holding mechanism comprising an electromagnetic circuit with magnetic poles drawn together when the electromagnetic circuit is energized to hold the lifting rod. The hold is released upon de-energizing the electromagnetic circuit.
|Seating furniture structure and item of seating furniture|
The tension cord control system includes adjacent deflection elements, wherein a tension cord of the tension cord control system is guided alternatingly deflected in opposite directions over the deflection elements, and a deflection element is dislocatably retained and is in operative connection to the pivot mechanism of the guiding part by a forced coupling unit.. .
|Door latch device|
A slidable device allows a door to be locked but prevented from latching into the doorjamb until a sliding mechanism releases the door latch.. .
|Gear and lever transmission system and method|
Phase gear and lever mechanism converts reciprocating power to rotary power with phase gear providing power stroke of greater duration than travel stroke so as to develop efficient power through a power stroke. A modified lever and gear mechanism converts reciprocating power to rotary power at variable out power ratio.
|Shave ice device and method of use thereof|
A shave ice device having a first compartment, a second compartment below the first compartment, a gripping mechanism for gripping a block of ice, a rotating mechanism for rotating the gripping mechanism, a shaving plate separating the first compartment from the second compartment, and a cooling mechanism in communication with the first compartment. The cooling mechanism maintains the temperature of the first compartment at about 0 degrees celsius or lower..
A bottle assembly is disclosed having a container component and a lid assembly. The lid assembly includes an outer lid and an inner lid that are aligned with each other and with a rim section of the bottle assembly in order to be removed.
|Fender located pedestrian protection airbag|
A number of variations may include a product comprising an airbag which propels a moving member that releases a hood hinge mechanism upon deployment and which deploys a cushion to provide pedestrian protection from at least one of a rearward region of the hood, a lower windshield, an a-pillar, an outboard region of a hood, or a fender.. .
|Driven latch mechanism|
Implementations include a core barrel assembly having a driven latch mechanism. The driven latch mechanism can lock the core barrel assembly axially and rotationally relative to a drill string.
|Coupled electronic and power supply frames for use with borehole conduit connections|
An apparatus for retaining electronic components in a downhole component coupling mechanism includes: a power supply frame including a first housing configured to retain a power supply therein and isolate the power supply from downhole fluids, the power supply frame configured to be disposed in and constrained axially by a coupling assembly of a first downhole component and a second downhole component; an electronic component disposed in a second housing in the coupling assembly, the electronic component located external to the power supply frame; and a connector configured to transmit electric power from the power supply to the electronic component to supply electrical power to the electronic component.. .
|Adjustable ratcheting socket tool|
A ratcheting tool and a method of using the same, the ratcheting tool being formed by a handle, a substantially perpendicular cylinder and a ratcheting mechanism. The cylinder is adapted to be positioned over a nut or bolt head and comprises jaws adapted to engage the nut or bolt head when pushed laterally theretowards.
|Rotating mechanism, industrial robot and method for returning rotating body to original position|
A rotating mechanism which returning a rotating body to an original position. The first detecting mechanism for detecting that the rotating body is in the original position is provided with a first section-to-be-detected affixed to the rotating body and the first detecting section affixed to a supporting body.
|Worm gear mechanism|
A worm gear mechanism (44) comprises a worm (70) and a worm wheel (80) meshed with the worm. In the teeth of a hob (90) used for the gear cutting of the worm wheel, at least the addendum surfaces (91c) are formed into arcuate shapes.
|Industrial vehicle and method for controlling industrial vehicle|
An industrial vehicle includes a hydraulic mechanism, an operation lever, and a pump, a hydraulic control valve unit, a lever operation detector, an internal combustion engine controller, and a valve controller that controls the hydraulic control valve unit. When the lever operation detector detects the operation of the operation lever under a situation in which a speed of the internal combustion engine is less than or equal to a predetermined speed, the valve controller operates the hydraulic control valve unit to discharge the hydraulic oil without supplying the hydraulic oil to the hydraulic mechanism and instructs the internal combustion engine controller to increase the speed of the internal combustion engine, and subsequently operates the hydraulic control valve unit to supply the hydraulic mechanism with the hydraulic oil..
|Electrically operated shaver with replaceable cutting device|
The invention relates to an electrically operated shaver with at least one upper blade attachable to a shear head frame by means of a removable frame, on the underside of which lies a linearly oscillating lower blade. The lower blade is connected via a clutch engagement with an oscillating bridge mounted on either side on the shaver by resilient arms.
|Tool for fastening trailer safety chains|
The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to a safety chain tool for use with gooseneck trailers. Various embodiments of the tool allow the user to remotely affix the safety chains of a gooseneck trailer, and are configured so as to be left in the bed of the truck during transport so as to allow for easy removal of the chains.
|Universal bed system|
An adjustable bed system includes first and second end boards. A first height adjustment mechanism is secured to the first end board via a first mounting member and a second height adjustment mechanism is secured to the second end board via a second mounting member.
|Endoscopic surgical clip applier|
An apparatus for application of surgical clips is provided and includes a lockout system selectively engageble with a pusher bar to prevent the pusher bar from returning to a home position and to prevent a trigger from completing a full stroke when a plurality of clips are substantially exhausted. The apparatus may include a trip mechanism including a trip lever biased into contact with the pusher bar, wherein distal movement of the drive bar moves the trip mechanism until the trip lever engages a lip of the pusher bar and in turn distally moves the pusher bar.
|System for delivering an anchor|
A system for treating a prostate includes a cartridge, a handle configured to receive the cartridge, and an anchor assembly. The cartridge includes the anchor assembly and the handle includes an actuator and a spring mechanism loaded with mechanical energy.
|Assemblies and methods for handling, transporting and/or positioning component parts|
Assemblies and methods for the handling, transporting and/or positioning component parts include a jig assembly for supporting a component part is provided with an elongate spar assembly, a plurality of rib assemblies attached to the spar, and a plurality of tensionable strap assemblies operatively associated with the rib assemblies for capturing and holding the component part against the rib assemblies. The strap assemblies may include a strap ratchet mechanism and a strap, so that operation of the strap ratchet mechanism allows strap slack to be removed thereby tensioning the strap.
|System and method for maintaining optics in focus|
According to an embodiment of the invention there is provided a system that may include a pivot chuck that may include : a lower chuck portion; an upper chuck portion; a first distance changing module that may include a pivot mechanism and an angle changing element; wherein the pivot mechanism pivotally couples the lower chuck portion to the upper chuck portion; wherein the angle changing element is coupled between the upper and lower chuck portions; wherein the upper chuck portion may be arranged to support a substrate; wherein the angle changing element may be arranged to induce a rotation of the upper chuck portion in relation to the pivot mechanism in response to first focus correction signals.. .
|Dine r' tray|
A removable tray device is disclosed that offers a simple and easy way to eat or drink when sitting outside. The removable tray device comprises a tray component, an attachment assembly for securing the tray component to a folding chair, and a swivel component secured to the tray component for allowing the tray component to rotate horizontally or vertically.
|Vehicle seat assembly with dual locked seating positions and method of adjusting a vehicle seat|
A vehicle seat assembly adjacent a vehicle body panel includes a vehicle seat that has a seat bottom and a seat back pivotable with respect to the seat bottom. The vehicle seat assembly includes a striker assembly with a fixed striker fixed to the vehicle body panel, and a pivotable striker pivotably supported on the fixed striker.
|Ratcheting load binder with enclosed ratchet mechanism|
A ratcheting load binder with enclosed ratchet mechanism has an elongated tubular body, a handle, a ratcheting mechanism, and two threaded shafts. The handle is engaged with the tubular body by the ratcheting mechanism, and is perpendicular to the tubular body.
|Lock-up device for torque converter|
A lock-up device includes a clutch part and a damper mechanism. The damper mechanism includes an input plate, an output plate, a plurality of torsion springs, an intermediate member and a restriction member.
|System and method for filling reductant tank|
A method for filling a reductant tank is disclosed. The method includes creating a lower air pressure within the reductant tank than a pressure of an external reductant reservoir using the first valve, the second valve, and the venturi.
|Tamper-resistant fly control station and methods for using the same|
A station for holding an insect control product includes a body portion having sidewalls and a rear wall defining a receptacle having an opening. A door portion is rotatably coupled to the body portion for covering the opening defined by the body portion in a closed configuration of the station.
|Universal magazine latch mechanism for firearm|
A universal magazine latch mechanism operable to retain and release a magazine from a firearm. In one embodiment, the mechanism may include a frame defining a magazine well configured to insertably receive a magazine holding a plurality of cartridges, a rear catch lever pivotably mounted to a rear wall of magazine well about a first pivot axis, and a side catch lever pivotably mounted to the frame about a second pivot axis.
|Pull tab apparatus|
A pull tab apparatus is easily connected to and disconnected from an external item such as a slide fastener and/or other item/article by a user, and is also easily assembled and disassembled by the user. According to exemplary embodiments, the pull tab apparatus includes a coil having a central portion and a plurality of arms coupled to the central portion.
|Corner latching play yard|
A foldable structure includes: an upper assembly forming an upper portion of the structure; a base assembly forming a lower portion of the structure; a centrally-located hub assembly operatively connected to the base assembly; and a post extending from each corner of the upper assembly to a corner of the base assembly. The upper assembly includes a plurality of arm assemblies.
|Cranial burr hole plug with anti-skewing clamping mechanism|
A burr hole plug comprises a plug base configured for being mounted around a burr hole. The plug base includes an aperture through which an elongated medical device exiting the burr hole may pass.
|Needle shield for disposable syringe with annular ring|
A needle shield includes a body extending along a longitudinal axis, and having a longitudinal channel configured to receive a syringe. The body has injection and protection positions.
|Semiconductor wafer chuck and method|
A semiconductor wafer spinning chuck includes a rotatable base, a plurality of arms, upstanding from the base, a selectively releasable clamping mechanism, associated with the arms, and a spray nozzle, extending through the base. The clamping mechanism has a first portion configured to mechanically clamp an edge of a first semiconductor wafer and hold the first wafer in a substantially horizontal orientation upon all of the arms, with a backside of the first wafer facing down.
|Clamp mechanism of cutting insert, cutting tool, cutting insert, and clamp member|
A clamp mechanism includes a plug element (24) extending from a main section of a first member of a clamp member (20) and a cutting insert (1), and a concave portion (5) extending inside a second member. The plug element (24) and the concave portion (5) each include a swollen section (24a, 5a) having a first dimension in a width direction, and a narrow section (24b, 5b) disposed in an area closer to the main section of the first member than the swollen section (24a, 5a) and having a second dimension smaller in the width direction than the swollen section (24a, 5a).
|Piling apparatus amd process for installation of pile assembly|
The invention relates to a piling apparatus for pile assembly comprises at least one walled pipe (26), a clamping frame (29) having a clamping mechanism to link to a walled pipe (26) which has been inserted into the earth, a pressing stand (24) linked to the clamping frame (29), pressing cylinders (35) having one end linked to the base of pressing stand (24), another end linked to a holding clamp (18). The holding clamp (18) is used to clamp over the material, so as to force at least one material to travel throughout the interior of the walled pipe (26) by using the friction between the walled pipe (26) which has been inserted into the ground with the ground served as a counterpoise components of the apparatus are constructed to press a pressing force against material, formed by pressing cylinders (35) applied to material by means of the holding clamp (18), and a reactive force transferred via the pressing stand (24), the clamping mechanism, the clamping frame (29) to the walled pipe (26) and balanced by the friction between the walled pipe (26) and the ground.
|Rotating mechanism of a working lamp|
A rotating mechanism, for a working lamp with a housing and a base, including a connecting column, a ball joint, and a seat; wherein a second end of the connecting column extends inside the housing; the ball joint is rotatably mounted inside the seat and a elastic member pushes the ball joint against the seat; furthermore, the connecting column relative to the housing, or the seat relative to the base, can move along the axis of the housing. A certain space may be formed between the ball joint and the seat, thereby ensuring that the ball joint performs stepless rotation of 360 degrees as required and then drives the housing on the connecting column (or seat) and the illuminant in the housing to rotate, subsequently realizing universal illumination conveniently.
|Ring binder mechanism|
A ring binder mechanism has at least two semi-ring pairs, which are arranged spaced apart from one another and which each consist of two semi-rings (20, 20′), the semi-rings (20) of a first group and the semi-rings (20′) of a second group being rigidly connected to one another in a grouped manner in the area of their roots and thereby kept spaced apart from one another. Mutually complementary locking bar elements (44, 44′), which, in the closed position, are locked to prevent pivoting of the semi-rings relative to one another, are arranged at the ends of the semi-rings (20, 20′) of at least one of the semi-ring pairs.
|Electronic apparatus and image forming apparatus|
An image forming apparatus includes a driving motor, a gear mechanism including a drive gear rotated by driving force of the driving motor and a slave gear meshed with the drive gear, to transmit the driving force to an object, one of the drive gear and the slave gear including a toothless portion without the gear tooth, formed on a circumferential edge of the corresponding gear, a control unit, a detection unit that detects a driving current for the driving motor when the driving motor is working, a decision unit that decides whether the driving current detected by the detection unit is below a predetermined threshold, and a calculation unit that counts the number of times that the decision unit has decided that the driving current is below the threshold, and calculates an amount of movement of the slave gear on the basis of the number of times counted.. .
|Integrated cartridge double-row ball bearing for a nuclear reactor control rod drive mechanism|
A duplex bearing is configured for use with a nuclear reactor control rod drive mechanism. The duplex includes an outer member and an inner member wherein each defines an interior surface and an exterior surface.
|Timepiece with secondary display for showing logged event times|
A timepiece is presented that is adapted for recording the times of important events throughout the day. The timepiece comprises a primary display for viewing the current time of day and a secondary display for sequentially viewing one of a plurality times logged throughout the day corresponding with the important event.
|Electrical charger for charging electronic device|
A charger for charging an electronic device includes a main body, a latching mechanism, and a number of connecting pins. The main body defines a receiving groove for receiving a part of the electronic device.
|System for latching and locking a foldable airfoil|
An aircraft comprises a foldable airfoil. The airfoil includes inboard and outboard sections that are hinged together about a hinge line.
|Wafer container with latching mechanism for large diameter wafers|
A wafer container with a latch mechanism that provides sealing for large wafer containers, such as for 450 mm wafers, accomplishes secure door closing and latching with reduced torque requirements for rotating the central rotatable cam plate. In various embodiments, a camming slot formed in the rotatable cammed plate is arcuate and defined by opposing cam surfaces which are selectively engaged by a cam follower, such as a roller, attached to a proximal end of a latch arm.
|Latchless charging handle|
A latchless charging handle that allows for the charging of a rifle without the need to first release a charge handle latch is provided herein. The latchless charging handle contains a detent ball assembly that engages a latch pocket on the rifle's upper receiver and acts as the charging handle's latch mechanism.
|Worm gear mechanism|
A worm gear mechanism includes a worm connected to an electric motor, and a worm wheel engaged with the worm. In the worm wheel, a tooth flank is formed of a resin material.
|Rotation table with clamp torque measurement unit|
A rotation instruction is transmitted to a motor in a state where a workpiece placement table connected to a rotation shaft of the motor is clamped by a clamp mechanism provided in a rotation table, and a clamp torque is measured based on motor torque information in accordance with the rotation instruction and a change in rotation shaft state (a rotation position, a rotation speed, and the like).. .
|Surgical patient side cart with steering interface|
A patient side cart for a teleoperated surgical system includes at least one manipulator portion for holding a surgical instrument and a steering interface. The steering interface may include at least one sensor positioned to sense turning, fore, and aft forces exerted by a user to move the cart.
|Fixation releasing device|
A fixation releasing device by which a buoyant body and a weight may be securely fixed and the fixed state between the buoyant body and the weight may be readily released, using a simple structure. The fixation releasing device is made from a buoyant body, a weight, and a connection designed to connect the buoyant body and weight.
|Bimetal and magnetic armature providing an arc splatter resistant offset therebetween, and circuit breaker including the same|
A trip mechanism includes a bimetal having a first side and an opposite second side, a magnetic yoke disposed proximate the first side of the bimetal, and a magnetic armature pivotally connected to the bimetal and disposed proximate the opposite second side thereof. The armature has a first side with a surface, an opposite second side, and an opening extending from the first side to the opposite second side of the magnetic armature.
|Pressure release slide latch mechanism|
A pressure release slide latch mechanism for a drawer slide assembly comprises an outer slide, an intermediate slide mounted in the outer slide, and an inner slide mounted in the intermediate slide, a channel plate having a track portion and a guide block attached to the outer slide and a carriage slidingly engaged and biased along the track portion. A pin of a follower pivotally attached to the inner slide engages the guide block to releasably maintain the drawer slide assembly in a closed position and releases upon an inward force applied to the drawer slide assembly.
A chair includes a base, a seat assembly comprising a seat, and a height adjustment mechanism attached between the base and the seat assembly. The height adjustment mechanism vertically moves a position of the seat from a first position to a second position that is higher than the first position.
The clamp-it-once fixture is much easier to set-up both the main block and the work piece are lying down fully supported while setting up until it is clamped and secure. The old traditional way one would have to hold up the work piece and maintain it in place then position an external clamp to secure it.