|| List of recent Mechanism-related patents
|Non-invasive device for lowering intraocular pressure|
The present invention provides devices and methods for non-invasively lowering intraocular pressure. In particular, some non-invasive intraocular pressure lowering devices of the invention comprise an oscillating element having a proximal end and a terminal probe.
|Automatic transmission controller|
An automatic transmission controller for controlling an automatic transmission includes a neutral controller which is configured to perform neutral control, a neutral control permission determiner, and an engagement controller. The automatic transmission includes a plurality of planetary gear mechanisms and a plurality of engagement mechanisms.
|Ring binder mechanism|
A ring binder mechanism includes a housing, a ring support, and rings for holding loose-leaf pages. Each ring includes a first ring member and a second ring member that are moveable between a closed position and an opened position.
|Reactor measurement-pipe maintenance clamp apparatus|
A reactor measurement-pipe maintenance clamp apparatus includes a first clamp mechanism and a second clamp mechanism. The first clamp mechanism includes clamps to fix the measurement pipe between the clamps, first clamp operation bolts that are allowed to be turned by remote control from above a reactor core, and wedge mechanisms to convert the turning of the clamp operation bolts to displacement of the clamps in a radial direction of the diffuser to generate clamping forces for securing the measurement pipe.
|Dual-opening armrest assembly and vehicle having same|
An assembly for a vehicle includes a bin defining a compartment with an access opening. A lid at least partially covers the access opening when in a closed position.
A chainless drive mechanism for a bicycle using pedal arms, one on each side of the bicycle, each pedal arm carrying a pedal engageable with a rider's foot. Each pedal arm is mounted to a crank by a rotating joint and connected to the frame of the bicycle by a link, each link having rotating joints at each end.
|Personal protection equipment dispensers|
The present invention generally relates to dispensers for holding a consumables box containing consumable products such as, but not limited to, disposable latex gloves. In one embodiment, the dispenser includes a continuous front plate with an aperture for extracting the consumable products, continuous side plates, and separable back plates that develop a load path with the continuous front plate after the dispenser has been mounted onto a mounting surface.
|Wafer container with recessed latch|
Improvements in a semiconductor wafer container including improvements in side protection to the wafers, improved cover design to minimize rotation, a simplified top cover orientation mechanism and an improved bottom holding mechanism for automation. The side protection to the wafers is with multiple staggered inner and outer walls.
|Steering gear mechanism|
A steering gear mechanism has a steering housing and a steering input shaft. The steering housing is sealed and has a receptacle through which the steering input shaft passes into the steering housing.
|Oil deflection apparatus|
An apparatus for deflecting leaking oil comprising a first l-shaped member comprising a pivot arm and a latch mechanism and a second l-shaped member that is slidably coupled to the first l-shaped member. The pivot arm on the first l-shaped member is configured to pivot on the first l-shaped member and to engage with a plurality of recesses on the second l-shaped member.
|Beverage preparation machine|
A clamping mechanism for a beverage preparation machine is provided comprising: a support; a holder for a beverage cartridge; and a clamp. The holder capable of being coupled to and decoupled from the support.
|Crankset and bottom bracket assembly|
A crankset and bottom bracket assembly for a bicycle having a spindle. The crankset and bottom bracket assembly comprising a first crank.
|Backlash adjusting method and gear mechanism|
A backlash adjusting method includes pressing an idler gear against a first gear and a second gear with a flexible film being held therebetween so that the idler gear is led to a meshing engagement position where the idler gear is meshing engageable with the first and second gears. The first and second gears are spaced away from each other.
|Biaxial pivot mechanism and portable electronic device thereof|
A biaxial pivoting mechanism for rotating a first casing relative to a second casing is disclosed in the present disclosure. The biaxial pivoting mechanism includes at least one fixing component, a first shaft, a first main gear, a second shaft, a second main gear and a transmission gear set.
|Railcar ballast distributing apparatus|
This invention may comprise a railcar ballast distributing apparatus comprising a ballast railcar traveling in a direction of travel on a pair of railroad rails, a plow mechanism operatively attaching to a main bracket assembly attaching to the middle underside of the railcar, and being powered by a hydraulic system, the plow mechanism comprising: a spring box assembly mechanism operating a single plow blade assembly comprising: a pair of articulating and independently movable plow blades vertically and independently adaptable during contact against the pair of railroad rails and having a transport mode span and a separate deployed mode span, and a spring-loaded safety locking latch mechanism, the spring box assembly mechanism vertically deploying and retracting the pair of plow blades, which automatically and differentially change orientation when contacting the pair of railroad rails, and increase to the deployed mode span and decrease to the transport mode span.. .
|Triggering control of audio for walk-around characters|
A control system for selectively operating a sound system provided in a walk-around character costume. E.g., to play audio files in an order defined by a dialog tree that can be navigated by a performer wearing the costume.
|Mri transfer station and dock|
A patient table adapted for use in association with an mr scanner for neonatal infants is provided. The patient table has an extendable patient bed attached to and extendable from the patient table.
|Power transmission apparatus for hybrid vehicle|
A power transmission apparatus 1 for a hybrid vehicle having an engine 6 and a motor 7 is provided with a planetary gear mechanism 31 configured to differentially rotate a sun gear 32, a carrier 36, and a ring gear 35. The sun gear 32 is connected to one of a first input shaft and a second input shaft and to the motor 7.
|Multi-clamp insert and toolholder assembly|
A mechanical clamping tool holder for indexable inserts includes a tool holder body and complementary clamping mechanisms. The tool holder body accommodates several novel clamping mechanism types as well as other common clamping mechanisms.
A vehicle door includes a latch mechanism that is installed on the door body and is engaged with an engaging member, which is positioned on a vehicle body, when the door is closed, a rod member that connects the door outer handle and the latch mechanism such that the door outer handle operates simultaneously with and the latch mechanism, and a counterweight that is provided in the door outer handle and is disposed at a position at which the counterweight directly faces the sash member, at an outer side of the sash member in an in-out direction of the vehicle, and the counterweight transmitting an inertia force of the counterweight, which acts when an impact load applied from an outside of the vehicle is inputted, to the rod member as a load in a latch maintaining direction.. .
A latch mechanism that includes first and second latch members is described according to one aspect of the present disclosure. The first latch member is connected to a back cover of an electronic device and has an engaging portion.
The present technology provides an extendable pillar having a lower section with a base column, and an upper section with an upper column. The base column includes a ratchet mechanism that operates with a fastener rod in the upper column.
|Rear wheel steering apparatus for vehicle|
A rear wheel steering apparatus for a vehicle includes a housing, an electric motor, a planetary gear mechanism, a linear motion mechanism including a nut member and a rod threadedly engaged with the nut member, the housing including a cylindrical body which includes a lock portion provided at an inner surface of the cylindrical body, the housing including a connection cover, a cylindrical holding member holding a ring gear within the cylindrical body in a state where the ring gear is prevented from rotating, and a bearing, wherein the bearing and the cylindrical holding member are disposed and held between the lock portion and the connection cover, and the cylindrical holding member is held to be non-rotatable relative to the cylindrical body.. .
A trigger mechanism for a ball activated device comprises a seat sleeve with seat defining members forming a fluid seal between the ball and the seat in an initial state and allowing the ball to pass through the seat in a final state. An alternating member can move radially in an aperture through an inner sleeve and abuts an outer surface on the seat sleeve in the initial state, is received in a recess on the seat sleeve in an intermediate state, and is received in a groove in the outer sleeve in the final state.
|Granular fertilizer dispenser apparatus|
The fertilizer dispenser apparatus has contoured wheels and tines extending radially therefrom, enabling preparation of the surface area to be treated. The tines enable the targeted site to be exposed prior to fertilization.
|Safety deposit compartment with biometric sensor|
A personally accessible storage unit includes a support structure, which is configured to house a safety deposit compartment slidably mounted within the support structure. The safety deposit compartment has a bottom surface and a plurality of surrounding side walls defining a storage area for a valuable article.
|Modular guarding system|
Disclosed is a modular barrier system to protect a machine user from injury, the barrier structure having a plurality of modular units that can be manipulated individually to provide variable configurations of the barrier structure, that can be used with different pieces of machinery or for different applications, without removal or changing of the barrier structure in its entirety. The modular units comprise a slide unit and a latch mechanism to lock each individual modular unit in place, by way of ratcheting teeth.
|Collapsible steering column assembly|
A collapsible steering column assembly for a vehicle comprises a shroud which surrounds a steering column shaft, a mounting bracket secured to or integral with a fixed part of the vehicle, a support bracket secured to the mounting bracket through one or more frangible connectors, a clamp mechanism which releasably secures the shroud to the support bracket, and a blocking part which is fixed in position relative to the mounting and at least in an unclamped condition of the clamp mechanism provides an additional force path between the clamp mechanism and the mounting bracket that does not pass through the support bracket. In the event that an axial load is applied to the steering assembly when the clamp mechanism is unlocked and has reached the end of its allowable travel at least some of the load is carried through the clamp mechanism and the blocking part to the mounting bracket along the additional force path..
An automatic transmission includes an input member, a planetary gear mechanism, a plurality of engagement mechanisms, an output member, a shift position detector, an input rotational speed detector, a controller, and a switching mechanism. The controller is configured to set the switching mechanism in a reverse-rotation prevention state when a shift position is set in a forward movement range and configured to set the switching mechanism in a fixed state when the shift position is set in a backward movement range.
|Methods, systems, and devices for surgical access and procedures|
The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices. Certain embodiments include various actuation system embodiments, including fluid actuation systems, drive train actuation systems, and motorless actuation systems.
An orthopedic device for correcting malpositions of toes comprises a flexible splint extending along the foot's inner side. A corrective force towards the inner side of the foot can be exerted on the big toe by the flexible splint for medializing the big toe.
|Continuously variable transmission (cvt) device controlled by a geared motor|
The present invention consists of the use of a control rotary actuator coupled to a worm gear mechanism for changing the transmission ratio by varying the speed of the crown of the epicyclic gear mechanism. The claimed cvt is characterized by a combined mechanical system with a low power motor, which serves as a positioner.
|Methods and apparatus for providing enhanced time-to-trigger mechanism to improve ue call performance|
Methods and apparatus for wireless communication include monitoring, by a user equipment, a signal quality value from at least one of a serving cell or a target cell. The methods and apparatus further include determining, at an expiration of an internal time to trigger (ttt) less than a network-configured ttt, that at least one of the signal quality value from the serving cell is below a serving cell threshold value, or the signal quality value from the target cell is above the signal quality of the serving cell by a comparative threshold value.
|Building elements with sonic actuation|
A toy includes a building element apparatus having coupling mechanisms on at least two exterior surfaces of a housing containing a vibration speaker that includes a permanent magnet that is moveable relative to a base; a coil positioned near the permanent magnet, moveable relative to the permanent magnet, and configured to receive the electromagnetic signal from a control system such that both the coil and the permanent magnet vibrate at the same time in manners that are based on the electromagnetic signal frequencies; and a sound producer including a diaphragm that is mechanically linked to the coil to move with the coil. The simultaneous vibration of the diaphragm and the permanent magnet causes the simultaneous vibration of the at least two exterior surfaces of the building element apparatus, movement of a toy component mechanically linked to the permanent magnet, and the production of audible sound..
|Interlock mechanism of motor, and motor|
An interlock mechanism of a motor, includes a terminal box configured to store a terminal used to connect a power supply cable to the motor; a lid configured to close the terminal box; a fixing member configured to fix the lid to the terminal box; a first connector attached to the lid; a second connector capable of being coupled with the first connector and configured to cover the fixing member in a state that the second connector is coupled with the first connector.. .
|Connector assembly having an improved latch member|
A cable connector assembly includes a connector and a cable. The connector includes: a housing including a mating portion and a body portion, a latch mechanism mounted on the housing, and a metal casing enclosing the housing.
|Tiltable gang fiber adaptor assembly|
A gang adaptor assembly that comprises a plurality of adaptors positioned adjacent to one another along a longitudinal axis is disclosed a first connector is disposed at a first end of the gang adaptor assembly and configured to tiltably connect the plurality of adaptors to a cassette. A second connector is disposed at a second end of the gang adaptor assembly and configured to tiltably connect the plurality of adaptors to a cassette.
|Broadcast receiving device and electronic device|
According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a first unit and a second unit rotatably coupled to each other by a hinge mechanism. The first unit is provided with two operation buttons arranged symmetrical with respect to the center line passing through the respective centers of the first and second units.
|Apparatus for mounting an overhead monitoring device|
An apparatus is provided for securing to and collecting power from an electrical conductor, including a current transformer comprising a core and an electrical winding that receives an induced current from magnetic flux generated according to alternating current present on the electrical conductor, and a clamping mechanism that attaches the apparatus to the electrical conductor. According to various aspects, apparatus may include a housing that encloses circuitry for monitoring conditions of the electrical conductor, where the circuitry includes one or more sensors, and wireless communications circuitry..
|Height adjuster mechanism for a dishwasher dish rack|
A dish rack is supported for both selective movement into and out of a washing chamber of a dishwasher tub and vertically relative to the tub, with the vertical adjustment being made by manually grasping and shifting at least one frontal cross bar extending along a front wall of the dish rack to cause pivoting of first and second lever members extending along sides of the dish rack. The side lever members cooperate with latching mechanisms to lift and retain the dish rack in a select raised position..
|Door locking device|
Provided is a door locking device which includes: a latch mechanism with which a striker is engageable or from which the striker is disengageable; a first link which operates the latch mechanism in an interlocking manner with an inner door handle so as to release the striker; a second link which is movable between an unlocked position where the second link is operated in an interlocking manner with the first link and a locked position where the second link is not operated in an interlocking manner with the first link, and operates the latch mechanism in an interlocking manner with an outer handle by way of the first link in the unlocked position so as to release the striker; and a locking lever which changes over the second link between the unlocked position and the locked position.. .
|Electric apparatus using eddy current generation for transmitting torque between two adjacent rotors|
An electric apparatus comprises a stator having an array of coils positioned within its periphery and a first rotor having an array of magnet pairs positioned within its periphery. The first rotor has one face adjacent to the stator.
|Valve with latching return spring|
A valve according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a return spring. A latch mechanism includes a first magnet and a second magnet.
A spinning reel includes a handle, a reel unit, a rotor, a spool, a rotor drive mechanism, and an anti-reverse mechanism. The reel unit has a fishing rod attachment portion and a mount portion.
|Nozzle opening/shutting device for airless type cosmetic vessel|
A nozzle opening/shutting device of an airless type cosmetics vessel, in which a nozzle actuation button is installed between a nozzle housing and a stem, and a cam guide actuation unit is provided such that the cam guide actuation unit can guide a guide groove of a plunger upward and downward and can move the plunger forward and backward in a nozzle pipe by a cam operation, thereby opening and shutting the nozzle. This invention can move the plunger by a cam mechanism instead of a conventional spring mechanism, thereby preventing a misoperation and realizing a precise nozzle opening/shutting operation.
|Actuator for twin clutch device|
An actuator for a twin clutch device includes a single electric motor, first and second drive mechanisms, first and second transmission mechanisms, first and second hydraulic damper mechanisms and a control unit. Each first/second drive mechanism is configured to receive a first/second directional rotation from the electric motor and drive its respective first/second release member in a first operational direction.
|Components for active pedestrian safety mechanism|
A latch assembly for driving a closure panel from a closed panel position to an open panel position. The latch assembly comprises: a latch mechanism having a first latch element for retaining a mating latch component in a latched position and for moving the mating latch component from the latched position to an unlatched position when released, the movement of the first latch element biased towards the unlatched position by a latch biasing element; and an actuation system having: a mechanical energy storage system having a device for storing mechanical potential energy for assisting the latch biasing element in moving the mating latch component from the latched position to the unlatched position; a mechanical advantage system having a plurality of advantage elements for engaging the device, such that movement of the plurality of advantage elements is associated with a trigger force and cooperation of the plurality of advantage elements provides for amplification of the trigger force as an initiating force to release the stored mechanical potential energy; and a trigger system configured to provide the trigger force to release the stored mechanical potential energy..
A landing collar having a housing, a first sleeve configured to receive a lead wiper plug, and a latching mechanism configured to couple the first sleeve to an inner wall of the housing. The latching mechanism including a c-ring coupled to the housing and a landing insert disposed within the c-ring..
|Managing fluidic connections to microfluidic devices|
A system (e.g., a chromatography system) includes a rotor, a microfluidic device, a rotor driver, a clamping mechanism, and control electronics. The rotor defines a plurality of first fluid-conveying features.
|Ratcheting tie-down with strap quick release feature|
A ratcheting tie-down mechanism has a strap quick-release feature. The mechanism has a pair of spaced reel pins about which a load strap may be wound by a ratcheting mechanism which is actuated by an actuating arm.
|Visor assembly for a helmet|
A visor assembly includes a main visor secured to a helmet and a movable visor extension for increasing the operational length of the main visor to inhibit debris from striking the goggles or face of the rider during use. The visor assembly further includes a latching mechanism for maintaining the visor extension in a retracted position, a pair of biasing members for biasing the visor extension into an extended position when the latching mechanism is released, and guide tracks and guide-stops for guiding and stopping forward movement of the visor extension at the end of travel into the extended position.
|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.
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.. .