|| List of recent Mechanism-related patents
|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.
The present invention relates to a pulling tool (1) for latching onto an object (30), such as a plug, downhole in a wellbore the pulling tool comprises a base element (10) extending in a longitudinal direction from a proximal end (10a) for being connected to a wireline tool to a distal end (10b) adapted to engage the object, and a latching mechanism (13) encircling the base element and being movable in the longitudinal direction between a deactivated position and an activated position, comprising a piston sleeve (13), a key element (17) for latching onto the downhole object, the key element being slidably received inside the piston sleeve and extending from an end of the piston sleeve towards the distal end of the base element, and a piston spring forcing (16a) the piston sleeve in the longitudinal direction towards the proximal end of the base element. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a downhole retrieval system for pulling an object in a well-bore and to a method of connecting and disconnecting such retrieval system to a downhole object..
|Drive assisted roller assembly for rolling door|
A coupling for a door/curtain includes a plurality of coupling mechanisms affixed to ends of slats of the door/curtain. Each coupling mechanism includes a roller mounting bracket having a first roller arranged at an upper portion of the roller mounting bracket, and an extending portion, oriented at approximately 90 degrees with respect to the upper portion of the roller mounting bracket; and at least one second roller.
|Hybrid power driving device for vehicle and control method thereof|
This invention proposes a hybrid power driving device including an electric motor, an internal combustion engine, an automated mechanical transmission, a clutch, a main reducer and a differential, where the automated mechanical transmission includes first to sixth gear wheels forming meshing pairs, 2 synchronizers, an input transmission shaft connected with the engine, an input transmission shaft connected with the motor, and an output transmission shaft. This device provides for the motor with two gears, and provides for the engine with four gears, which can meet the practical demands of the engine and the motor.
The present disclosure relates to firearm triggers comprising engagement profiles. In various embodiments, a trigger mechanism may include a trigger component and/or trigger shank have a first profile and a second profile.
The invention relates to the field of gun technology. The trigger mechanism comprises a body, a spring-loaded sear, a trigger with a spring, and adjustment screws, including a screw for adjusting the triggering and a screw for adjusting the triggering motion.
|Method of spinal treatment|
A problem with total disc implant surgery appears to be the positioning of the implant which if not correct may lead to pain and eventually new surgery. The present invention relates to an improved disc implant for total disc replacement, that includes two inter-vertebral elements which are flexibly connected via a coupling mechanism.
|Pelvic cable solution|
A device for treating bone fractures, comprises an actuating mechanism removably coupleable to a clamping mechanism including a clamp defining a cable receiving channel extending therethrough and a compression member coupled to the clamp for movement relative thereto, movement of the compression member relative to the clamp in a first direction moving the clamping mechanism into a clamping configuration in which at least a portion of the clamp is compressed into the channel to fix a cable received therein relative to the clamping mechanism. The actuating mechanism includes a first member and a second member removably engagable with a clamping mechanism so that, when engaged, relative movement between the first and second members causes relative movement between the clamp and the compression member to move the clamping member between the clamping configuration and a release configuration, the actuating mechanism further including a tensioning mechanism..
|Device for dispensing intraocular substances|
This disclosure relates generally to an injection device having a plunger configured to advance a distance into a container of material, such as a viscoelastic container; a trigger mechanism configured upon an actuation of the trigger mechanism to apply a first force to a spring element; and the spring element coupled to the plunger and configured to apply a second force to the plunger and which is configured to prevent exceeding a threshold maximum force applied to the container.. .
|Contour crafting extrusion nozzles|
An automated extrusion construction system may include an extrusion nozzle configured to extrude construction material in a substantially horizontal direction against an elongated and substantially vertical surface. An extrusion nozzle may have a height adjustment mechanism configured to adjust the height of an outlet in response to level deviations in the surface on which the construction material is extruded by the extrusion nozzle.
|Bamboo construction standardization system and method|
A system and method of selectively coupling structural elements via at least one of: frictional engagement, chemical bonding, structural attachment techniques and/or other known and/or convenient coupling mechanism and/or methods. In some embodiments, wrapping elements can be introduced to standardize the dimensions of the ends of naturally occurring structural members, such as bamboo, to aid in construction..
|Light cover or hood for live optical fiber identifier tool|
A light hood for a fiber identifier tool that includes a head portion having interior photo detectors, a slot for receiving an optical fiber to be tested, and a clamp mechanism for urging the fiber to bend in the vicinity of the photo detectors when the mechanism is operated. The hood has a generally t-shaped body that defines a lower hood portion arranged to engage the clamp mechanism and operate the mechanism when the lower hood portion is pulled downward by a user.
|Housing and latching mechanism|
A housing includes a main chassis defining a recess, a front panel, and a latching mechanism releasably securing the front panel to the main chassis. The latching mechanism includes a latching member, a latch and spring assembly connecting the latching member to the main chassis, an actuating member, a resilient member.
|Security devices for doors|
A door security device for preventing opening of a door. A first device includes a bar that seats against a doorframe on opposite sides of the door and a clamp that clasps a door latch and applies a force to draw the bar against the doorframe while pulling the door latch toward the bar.
|Roll container latching mechanism|
Fig. 1 shows a container 10 in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.
|Waste collection system|
A waste collection system to identify and classify waste materials into a plurality of pre-established categories and then to sort into and collect the waste materials by the plurality of the pre-established categories for subsequent disposal comprising a cabinet to house a plurality of collection bins or containers corresponding to the plurality of pre-established categories of waste materials to receive and collect the waste materials by the corresponding pre-established category, a waste sorting assembly to selectively direct the waste materials into the collection bin or container corresponding to the particular category of waste material, a latch mechanism to selectively engage the waste sorting assembly to control access into the cabinet and a system control to identify and classify waste materials into one of the plurality of pre-established categories and to direct the categorized waste material into the appropriate or corresponding collection bin or container for subsequent disposal.. .
|Single trip multi-zone completion systems and methods|
Disclosed are systems and methods of producing from multiple production zones with a single trip multi-zone completion system. One method includes arranging an outer completion string within a wellbore adjacent the one or more formation zones, the outer completion string having at least one sand screen arranged thereabout and a flow control device movably disposed within the sand screen, locating an insert string within the outer completion string, the insert string having at least one control and data acquisition module disposed thereon that has one or more mechanical coupling mechanisms, locating the flow control device with the one or more mechanical coupling mechanisms, and moving the flow control device between a closed position and an open position with the one or more mechanical coupling mechanisms..
A ratchet mechanism having a plurality of interconnected rotating drive members having teeth, one of the drive members being a stationary drive member and another of the drive members being a movable intermediate drive member, a first pawl member and a second pawl member movable in alternating reciprocating manner, wherein the stationary drive member is alternatingly rotated in a single direction by movement of the pawl members.. .