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Date/App# patent app List of recent Mechanism-related patents
08/18/16
20160240023 
 Lock arrangement and  detecting the presence and location of a device sending a radio signal patent thumbnailLock arrangement and detecting the presence and location of a device sending a radio signal
Lock arrangement and method for detecting the presence and location of a device sending a radio signal, which lock arrangement includes a lock case that can be fixed into a door, which lock case includes a locking latch and a latch mechanism. The lock arrangement further includes at least two antennas fitted into connection with the lock arrangement and a device for receiving radio signals connected to the antennas.
Rollock Oy


08/18/16
20160238995 
 Apparatus to monitor chronologically the term of a pregnancy and to reconfigure itself to celebrate the date baby is due patent thumbnailApparatus to monitor chronologically the term of a pregnancy and to reconfigure itself to celebrate the date baby is due
A chronometer to monitor the passage of time prior to a projected date of birth of a baby and to recognize and celebrate the birth of the baby. The chronometer includes a generally hollow egg-shaped housing including a bottom, a top, a hinge mechanism, and a latching mechanism.

08/18/16
20160238108 
 Gear motor including reduction mechanism patent thumbnailGear motor including reduction mechanism
The present invention provides a reduction mechanism in which high torque output can be achieved, thinness and size and weight reduction can be achieved, and the number of teeth of a gear and reduction ratio can be freely set. In a gear motor that includes a reduction mechanism in which a planetary two-stage gear is arrayed between a sun gear of a planetary gear mechanism and an internal gear of a planetary gear mechanism, the reduction mechanism has at least a single planetary two-stage gear arrayed such as to be positioned between the sun gear and the internal gear and including a small gear or a large gear that meshes together with a large gear or a small gear of the planetary two-stage gear, and both end portions of the at least a single planetary two-stage gear are supported by ball bearings..
Nidec Copal Electronics Corporation


08/18/16
20160236625 
 Tailgate retrieval tool and storage compartment patent thumbnailTailgate retrieval tool and storage compartment
An apparatus comprises a mounting bracket configured to mount to a surface of a body panel of a vehicle, adjacent to an opening in the body panel. A latch mechanism is coupled to the mounting bracket.

08/18/16
20160236505 
 Ring binder mechanism patent thumbnailRing binder mechanism
A ring binder mechanism that includes a housing, first and second hinge boards positioned in the housing that cooperate to define a slot having a closing edge and an opening edge. The hinge boards are pivotable between open and closed positions.
Chung Tin International, Inc.


08/18/16
20160236350 
 Environment recognition device and robot patent thumbnailEnvironment recognition device and robot
An environment recognition device (20) is provided with a first opening (20c1) through which a harness (20g) passes on a side surface of a frame (20c) below an environment recognition unit (20a). An upper base (10) below the frame (20c) is provided with a second opening (10b) through which the harness (20g) passes.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160235917 
 Needle-less injector and  fluid delivery patent thumbnailNeedle-less injector and fluid delivery
A needle-less injector device for delivering a dose of fluid intradermally, subcutaneously or intramuscularly to an animal or human. The device includes an inner housing having opposed ends.
Pharmajet, Inc.


08/18/16
20160235611 
 Casket system including rollers and height adjustment mechanism patent thumbnailCasket system including rollers and height adjustment mechanism
A casket system includes a casket container and a height adjustment mechanism. The casket container has a bottom, a head end panel, a foot end panel, and rollers supported by the bottom.
Vandor Corporation


08/11/16
20160231768 
 Control interface assembly patent thumbnailControl interface assembly
An interface or throttle control assembly includes a housing and first and second wheel rotatably supported by the housing adjacent to each other. The assembly also includes a pair of tabs, each projecting from a corresponding one of the wheels.
Deere & Company


08/11/16
20160231216 
 Device for fixing rock samples patent thumbnailDevice for fixing rock samples
A rock sample fixing device with a three-jaw chuck for cyclic tension and compression testing including: a lower clamp and an upper clamp; the lower clamp including a lower connector connected to a loading base at a bottom of a testing machine, a lower end cap for fixing samples, a lower chain connecting the lower connector and the lower end cap, a first central position-limit mechanism, a second central position-limit mechanism, and a first hydraulic mechanism; the upper clamp including an upper connector connected to a loading base at a top of the testing machine, an upper end cap for fixing samples, an upper chain connecting the upper connector and the upper end cap, a third central position-limit mechanism, a fourth central position-limit mechanism, and a second hydraulic mechanism.. .
Sichuan University


08/11/16
20160231215 

Device for fixing rock sample


A rock sample fixing device with position-limit spring components for cyclic tension and compression tests including: a lower clamp and an upper clamp; the lower clamp including a lower connector connected to a loading base at a bottom of a testing machine, a lower end cap for fixing samples, a lower chain connecting the lower connector and the lower end cap, a first central position-limit mechanism, a second central position-limit mechanism, and a first hydraulic mechanism; the upper clamp including an upper connector connected to a loading base at a top of the testing machine, an upper end cap for fixing samples, an upper chain connecting the upper connector and the upper end cap, a third central position-limit mechanism, a fourth central position-limit mechanism, and a second hydraulic mechanism.. .
Sichuan University


08/11/16
20160231214 

Device for fixing rock sample


A device for fixing a rock sample, the device including: a lower clamp and an upper clamp. The lower clamp includes: a lower connector connected to a bottom loading base, a lower end cap for fixing samples, a lower chain connecting the lower connector and the lower end cap, a first spiral spring, a first central position-limit mechanism, a second central position-limit mechanism, and a first hydraulic mechanism.
Sichuan University


08/11/16
20160231211 

Device for fixing rock samples


A device for fixing a rock sample, including: a lower clamp and an upper clamp; the lower clamp including a lower connector connected to a loading base at a bottom of a testing machine, a lower end cap for fixing samples, a lower chain connecting the lower connector and the lower end cap, a first spiral spring, a first central position-limit mechanism, a second central position-limit mechanism, and a first hydraulic mechanism; the upper clamp including an upper connector connected to a loading base at a top of the testing machine, an upper end cap for fixing samples, an upper chain connecting the upper connector and the upper end cap, a second spiral spring, a third central position-limit mechanism, a fourth central position-limit mechanism, and a second hydraulic mechanism.. .
Sichuan University


08/11/16
20160231104 

Clamp mechanism for clamping an optical shape sensing fiber


A clamp mechanism for fixation of an optical fiber (osf) with optical shape sensing properties arranged for optical shape sensing. A fixing element preferably with a circular cross section serves to engage with the optical fiber (osf), and together with an additional fixing arrangement with a straight longitudinal portion arranged for engaging with the associated optical fiber (osf), a fixation of a section of the optical fiber (osf) is provided with the optical fiber (osf) in a straight position.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/11/16
20160230850 

Power transmitting hybrid vehicle


In a power transmitting apparatus for a hybrid vehicle, including a power split mechanism that splits or combines dynamic power and transmits the power between an engine and a drive shaft, and a transmission gear mechanism that changes a rotational speed of the engine through engagement and release of a clutch and a brake using hydraulic actuators, the transmission gear mechanism is formed as a transmission gear unit covered with a front cover and a rotary machine cover, and the transmission gear unit is mounted to a housing in which the power split mechanism and a motor-generator are disposed, while oil passages for shift control used for supplying hydraulic pressure to the hydraulic actuators are formed in the front cover or the rotary machine cover.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160230844 

Planetary gear mechanishm and power transmission member thereof


A power transmission member is disclosed. The power transmission member allows a planetary gear mechanism to be reduced in volume while sufficient strength is guaranteed.

08/11/16
20160230426 

An electrical vehicle latch


An electrical latch assembly for a vehicle door is provided. The assembly includes an electrical housing having a fluid-tight open interior and an opening.
Magna Closures S.p.a.


08/11/16
20160229558 

System to accelerate and decelerate aircraft for take-off and landing


A system for controlling movement of an aircraft includes a platform for supporting an aircraft. A clamp mechanism coupled to the platform to releasably couple the aircraft to the platform.
The Boeing Company


08/11/16
20160229539 

Dual-function seat actuator


Systems and methods are disclosed herein for an aircraft seat with a dual-function linear actuator. The linear actuator may activate a first adjustable feature by moving in a first direction, and the linear actuator may activate a second adjustable feature by moving in a second direction.
Ami Industries, Inc.


08/11/16
20160229537 

Variable opening overhead stowage bins and related methods


An improved overhead storage system for use in an aircraft may include a variable opening overhead storage bin that is configured to automatically open to an initial open position when a latch mechanism is released and to open further to a second open position when a force is applied to the bin. Such improved overhead storage systems and variable opening overhead storage bins may improve article retention of articles or loads stored within the storage bins during flight.
The Boeing Company


08/11/16
20160229471 

Vehicle body manufacturing apparatus


A vehicle body manufacturing apparatus includes upper jig frames having frame members that are paired with each other and are insertable into the inside of the vehicle body through respective left and right openings of the vehicle body, a coupling mechanism that freely couples and decouples the ends of the paired frame members, and a clamp mechanism that is supported on the upper jig frame and positions the vehicle body from the inside of the vehicle body.. .
Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160229121 

Interchangeable fabrication head assembly


The present disclosure provides an interchangeable head for a fabrication system. The interchangeable head includes a fabrication module, a sheath for receiving and encasing the fabrication module a control system for controlling the fabrication module during fabrication of an object, and a coupling mechanism for securely attaching and detaching the interchangeable head to a carriage mounted to the fabrication system..
Voltera Inc.


08/11/16
20160229115 

Storage electric sealer


A storage electric sealer comprises a casing, a sealing module, a spring switch, a support cover, a press bar, and a sliding plate. The casing and the sealing module are arranged on the casing.
Welcome Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160229020 

Mower reel grinding system using predetermined bracket positions


A mower reel grinding apparatus including at least one bracket moveable in a horizontal plane along a positioning axis to any one of a number of predetermined positions and configured to releasably secure to a pivot mechanism of a plurality of types of mower units, the pivot mechanism having a pivot axis, each type of mower unit including a cutting reel positioned at a known location relative to the pivot axis, and each of the predetermined positions corresponding to at least one type of mower unit of the plurality of types of mower units, wherein the at least one bracket is moved to the predetermined position corresponding to the type of mower unit secured thereto such that the cutting reel is positioned at a desired grinding position along the positioning axis when the pivot axis is secured to the bracket.. .
Foley-belsaw


08/11/16
20160229012 

Machine tool


A machine tool includes: a lower tool rest on which a plurality of tools are mounted; a motor provided at the lower tool rest, for rotating a rotating tool when the rotating tool is mounted on the lower tool rest; and a tool holder attached to the lower tool rest, for detachably holding the tool. The tool holder has a clamping mechanism portion operating between a clamping state of clamping the tool and an unclamping state of unclamping the tool, as a result of transmission of motive power generated at the motor.
Alpstool Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160228936 

Punch assembly with replaceable punch tip


A punch system or assembly includes a punch body and a punch tip or insert with a working end and a stem configured for selective engagement and disengagement within a cavity in the punch body. A latch mechanism which can be operated without tools is configured to engage the punch tip stem within the axial cavity in a closed position, and to disengage the punch tip from the punch body in an open position..
Mate Precision Tooling, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228870 

Stirred cell and using same


Fluid containment pressure vessel that eliminates the outer support housing present in certain conventional vessels, and provides an improved cap-to-body interface. In certain embodiments, the cap is threaded and configured to threadingly engage with the body of the pressure vessel, and has sufficient structural integrity to withstand the pressures in the device without the need for a support housing.
Emd Millipore Corporation


08/11/16
20160228661 

Neurally triggered support ventilation during hfo ventilation


A ventilation system for providing patient-triggered support ventilation to a spontaneously breathing patient during ongoing hfv ventilation has a pneumatic unit for delivery of breathing gas to the patient in response to an effort to breathe by the patient, a control computer for controlling the delivery of breathing gas by said pneumatic unit, and an oscillator for superimposing high frequency oscillation onto the breathing gas. The system further includes a bioelectric sensor that measures a bioelectric signal indicative of the patient's efforts to breathe, and the control computer is configured to control the delivery of breathing gas in response to the patient's effort to breathe, based on this bioelectric signal.
Maquet Critical Care Ab


08/11/16
20160228312 

Wheelchair push-bar accessory


A push-bar includes a cross-bar which has two ends and a longitudinal cross-bar axis from end to end, and a mounting member mounted on each end of the cross-bar and extending along a mounting member axis. Each mounting member defines an aperture for receiving therein and encircling a wheelchair handle and includes a clamp mechanism for engaging a wheelchair handle disposed in the aperture..
Greenmont Healthcare Products, Llc


08/11/16
20160228157 

Apparatus and treating spinous processes


An interspinous process device includes a first plate, a second plate, and a transverse member between the first plate and the second plate, wherein the second plate is adjustably coupled to the transverse member. A post is coupled to the transverse member and a spring mechanism is disposed between the post and the first plate.
Spinal Elements, Inc.


08/04/16
20160227372 

Trigger mechanism


An automatic location identifier (ali) trigger mechanism can include a data tap configured to detect an ali location request for an emergency services call. The data tap can also be configured to output a trigger signal in response to detecting the ali location request.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


08/04/16
20160225547 

Switching device having an switching on suddenly


A switching device and apparatus for switching on suddenly has an actuating mechanism element operatively connected to a latching mechanism by a transmission mechanism, the latching mechanism operates a switching lever through a further transmission mechanism. A contact assembly has a fixed switching piece facing a moveable switching piece that is guided in a contact slide.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


08/04/16
20160224072 

Hinge mechanism and portable electronic device


A hinge mechanism includes first torsion shafts, a first torsion sleeve, second torsion shafts, a second torsion sleeve, a first fixing assembly, a second fixing assembly and a third fixing assembly. The first torsion sleeve is sleeved on the first torsion shafts to link the first torsion shafts.
Acer Incorporated


08/04/16
20160223889 

Projection-type image display device


A optical system including a projection lens system 102 for emitting light image to be enlarging-projected is accommodated inside a frame 1 configured with a lower case 2 and an upper case 3, a reflecting mirror 32 which enlarging-projects the image light emitted from the optical system toward a screen s or a top surface of a table t as a display plane is openably attached to a portion of the upper case of the frame, the device can be installed by a bottom surface of the lower case or one side surface thereof, a stand leg 5 is accommodated integrally with the case and extractably in the one side surface of the lower case, and the stand leg has a form (an inclination angle, a ratchet mechanism, a locking mechanism, and the like) satisfying an installation condition for vertically erected arrangement in the extracted state.. .
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.


08/04/16
20160223430 

Failure detection mechanism for electric actuator, and electric actuator having the same


A failure detection mechanism for an electric actuator and/or an electric actuator includes: a first gear mechanism connected to a first motor; a second gear mechanism connected to a second motor; an output section capable of rotating at a speed produced by adding together a rotation speed based on the first gear mechanism and a rotation speed based on the second gear mechanism; a first sensor configured to sense a value of electric current driving the first motor or a value associated with the value of the electric current; a second sensor configured to sense a value of electric current driving the second motor or a value associated with the value of the electric current; and a comparison unit configured to determine a failure based on a result of comparison between a first sensing value from the first sensor and a second sensing value from the second sensor.. .
Nabtesco Corporation


08/04/16
20160223060 

Electric actuator and gear mechanism


In an electric actuator, a reduced output from a first motor is transmitted to an output section through a rotational member supported by a bearing and through an internal gear, and an output from a second motor is transmitted to the output section through a planetary gear mechanism that includes a sun gear, a planetary gear, and the internal gear.. .
Nabtesco Corporation


08/04/16
20160223040 

Actuator for electric park brake system and self-locking mechanism thereof


An actuator for an electric parking brake system includes a motor, an output member, and a speed reduction device. The speed reduction device includes a transmission mechanism and a self-locking mechanism.
Johnson Electric S.a.


08/04/16
20160222709 

Frame with a sliding mechanism


A window frame comprising a plurality of elongate frame members defining a frame opening for receiving a window for closing the frame opening. At least one of the elongate frame members having a longitudinally extending recess; and a slide mechanism received within the recess, wherein the slide mechanism comprises a first track fixed within the recess and a second track movable within and along the recess and coupled to the first track via a rotary coupling member such that movement of second track along the recess causes the rotary coupling member to rotate, wherein the second track is arranged to be coupled to the window when the window is received within the frame opening to enable the window to slide relative to the frame..

08/04/16
20160221803 

Telescopic boom extension device


A telescopic boom extension device includes a cylinder-boom coupling mechanism, an inter-boom fixing mechanism, and a driving mechanism that drives the foregoing two. The driving mechanism has a hydraulic supply part and a drive source generation part.
Tadano Ltd.


08/04/16
20160221753 

Waste containment receptacle


A waste receptacle for collecting waste with a carrier that allows for easy transport. The receptacle uses a closing system to manage odor, and an actuator system to open and close the closing system.
1908 Brands, Inc.


08/04/16
20160221661 

Tendon sleeve for high-altitude balloon and system for making the same


A system for forming a tendon sleeve on an atmospheric balloon is described herein, the system comprising a coupling assembly including a seam coupling mechanism that forms a seam joint between a first gore panel and a second gore panel, the seam joint is spaced from respective first and second lateral edges of the first and second gore panels to form first and second edge flanges, and an edge coupling mechanism that forms an edge joint between the first and second edge flanges and closes a tendon sleeve, the edge joint spaced from the seam joint, the tendon sleeve includes a tendon sleeve passage between the seam joint and the edge joint and between the first and second edge flanges. The system also includes a tendon positioning mechanism that positions a tendon within the tendon sleeve passage.

08/04/16
20160221631 

Cantilevered rear stay and suspension for a shaft driven bicycle


A bicycle having a drive-shaft connecting a crank to an internal hub gearbox on a rear wheel. The bicycle having a suspension system and a cantilevered rear stay that connects the rear wheel to the frame and maintains the hub in a relative radial distance from the crank to maintain contact of the drive-shaft with the crank and gearbox.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/04/16
20160221624 

Passenger seat having a backrest for a straddle-seat vehicle


A vehicle straddle seat has a base extending generally in a first direction from a first edge. A backrest, formed integrally with the base, is spaced from the first edge and extends away from the base in a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.


08/04/16
20160221598 

Steering column clamp mechanism


A clamping mechanism for a steering column assembly includes an outboard cam configured to rotate about an axis between a first position and a second position, an inboard cam having a travel limiter portion configured to limit rotation of the outboard cam about the axis between the first position and the second position, and an intermediate stop disposed along a portion of the travel limiter portion. At least a portion of the outboard cam is shifted to a position adjacent the intermediate stop during an impact event of the steering column assembly, the intermediate stop preventing movement of the outboard cam from the first position to the second position..
Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation


08/04/16
20160221480 

Multi-position rear-facing child seat


A multi-position child safety seat having a base and a separable seat shell supported by the base wherein the base comprises a movable block that alters the angle of the seat shell dependent upon the position of the block and provides for at least two usable positions of the seat shell. The seat shell includes a latching mechanism for securing the seat shell to the base which is operable in any of the at least two positions.
Artsana Usa, Inc.


08/04/16
20160221200 

Powered cutting tool


A cutting tool includes a housing and a pair of cutting blades at least partially extending from the housing. At least a first of the cutting blades is movable.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation


08/04/16
20160220860 

Exercise table


An improved exercise table or reformer having an improved tower, adjustable foot bar assembly and/or improved jump board. The improved tower may also be used without being attached to a reformer.
Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.


08/04/16
20160220273 

Epilation device


A hand-held epilation device for removal of unwanted hair by a user which includes a body portion, arm, slider mechanism, and a rotatable flexible member. The slider mechanism is held under tension.
Asani Threading Inc.


08/04/16
20160220068 

Spice mill


A spice mill includes a gear mechanism operable in a first operational state wherein the gear mechanism is coupled to a first grinding mechanism and a second operational state wherein the gear mechanism is coupled to a second grinding mechanism. A selector connected to the gear mechanism is movable between a first position and a second position.
Helen Of Troy Limited


07/28/16
20160219204 

Camera arrangement


The invention relates to a camera arrangement for a vehicle having a camera unit and a pivot mechanism for the pivoting of the camera unit into an active position and into a position of rest. The camera unit is accommodated in a chamber in an inaccessible manner from the outside in the position of rest and is pivoted out of the chamber in the active position for the optical detection of a surrounding zone.
Witte Automotive Gmbh


07/28/16
20160217957 

Load center with plug-in neutral


A load center includes an arc fault circuit interrupter comprising a plurality of contacts, an operating mechanism for separating the contacts, and an arc fault trip mechanism to generate a trip signal in the event of an arc fault detection. The load center also includes a neutral link electrically connected to the arc fault trip mechanism and the plurality of contacts.
General Electric Company


07/28/16
20160216533 

Mounting mechanism for eyewear


Eyewear can be provided that comprises at least one lens, at least one earstem, and a retention assembly that interconnects the lens with the earstem. The retention assembly can include an engagement protrusion attached to the lens and a coupling mechanism attached to an end of the earstem.
Oakley, Inc.


07/28/16
20160215874 

Shifter assembly having a pivot mechanism


A shifter assembly including a shift lever pivotally mounted to a housing, a shift lever, a first pivot mechanism, a gimbal ring, and a second pivot mechanism. The lever is movable in a first gate along a first plurality of paths, a second gate along a second plurality of paths, and a bridge gate between the first and second gates.
Kongsberg Automotive Ab


07/28/16
20160215529 

Vehicle door latch mechanism


A latch assembly includes a housing, a door latch member and a release member. The door latch member pivots about a first pivot axis.
Nissan North America, Inc.


07/28/16
20160214512 

Power articulating headrest assembly


A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. A head restraint is operably coupled with the seatback by first and second support posts.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/28/16
20160214473 

Power transmitting hybrid vehicle


A power transmitting apparatus includes a transmission gear mechanism and a power split mechanism including a first rotation element connected to a first input member, a second rotation element connected to a rotary machine, and a third rotation element connected to the drive shaft via a first output member. The transmission gear mechanism is configured to transmit a torque to the first input member and the first rotation element via a second output member.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/28/16
20160214243 

Rotary clamping mechanism and methods for using the same


This invention discloses a rotary clamping mechanism comprising a cylinder, a rotary member, and a clamping member, wherein the rotary member and the clamping member have shapes gradual change; the rotary member comprises a first board, a second board, a first connection member, and a second connection member; a wall groove is arranged at the lower side of the inner wall of the cylinder; the rotary member and the clamping member can rotate in the cylinder to contract and compress through the methods of the invention; and by using the rotary clamping mechanism and methods for using the same, the beneficial effects are that: blades can be pulled out of cutter arbors easily, and be prevented from rusting caused by touching of hand sweating and blades when depositing blades; meanwhile, it prevents fingers from being scratched.. .
Shanghai Easy-use Tools Enterprise Co., Ltd


07/28/16
20160214237 

Elastic member retention device for ratchet mechanism


A retainer hoop of an elastic member to restrain the elastic member from moving off a hoop spring of a tool, or from moving off a designated portion of the hoop spring. The elastic member can be retained on a portion of the hoop spring by a tube surrounding a portion of the elastic member, or from a bend or combination of bends in the hoop spring itself.
Snap-on Incorporated


07/28/16
20160213837 

Needle insertion and retraction arrangment with manually triggered, spring-loaded drive mechanism


Disclosed is a needle insertion arrangement (1) with a drive mechanism (9) comprising: a belt (15) frictionally engaging a first roller (10) and a needle retainer (7) with an injection needle (2) fixed to the belt, the first roller being rotatably arranged about an axis (a), a second roller (11) also rotatably arranged about the axis (a), a first spring (13) rotatably biasing the first roller against the second roller, a second spring (14) rotatably biasing the second roller against an arrester (12), the first and the second roller being connected via an internal protrusion (10.2) and arcuate slot (11.2), the two springs (13, 14) biasing the rollers (10, 11) from respective first to respective second angular positions (ap11, ap12, ap21, ap22), and a trigger mechanism (17,20) releasably locking the first and second rollers (10, 11) such that upon pivoting the trigger button (20) in one direction, the first roller drives the belt in one direction to linearly transport the needle retainer towards an extended position, and upon pivoting the trigger button in the other direction, the first roller drives the belt back to retract the needle retainer.. .
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh


07/28/16
20160213361 

System and transapical access and closure


Embodiments are described for creating and closing tissue access ports, such as transapical access ports, which involve placement of an introducer across the subject tissue structure, and deployment of a controllable port closure device assembly configured to remain in place with a ratcheting mechanism, and to hold the tissue surrounding the previous access port location closed against a sealing disc with proximal and distal strut assemblies, after the introducer has been removed.. .
Entourage Medical Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211160 

Industrial robot


An industrial robot may include a first hand and a second hand, each of which is provided with a first hand portion including a substrate-mounting portion and a second hand portion having multiple substrate-mounting portions; a first arm rotatably joined to the first and second hand portion; a second arm rotatably joined to the first and second hand portion; an arm support portion; a column portion for holding said arm support portion; a first hand portion-rotating mechanism; a second hand portion-rotating mechanism; third hand portion-rotating mechanism; a fourth hand portion-rotating mechanism; a first arm-rotating mechanism structured to rotate said first arm with respect to said arm support portion; and a second arm-rotating mechanism structured to rotate said second arm with respect to said arm support portion.. .
Nidec Sankyo Corporation


07/21/16
20160211104 

Method for operating a circuit breaker and circuit breaker


A method is disclosed for operating a circuit breaker, the circuit breaker. The circuit breaker includes an operating lever, a latching mechanism and an electrical contact system with a movable contact and a fixed contact.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/21/16
20160211103 

Method for operating a circuit breaker and circuit breaker


A method is disclosed for operating a circuit breaker. The circuit breaker includes an operating lever, a latching mechanism and an electrical contact system with a movable contact and a fixed contact.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/21/16
20160209734 

Camera carrying and mounting system


Embodiments of the present disclosure include a camera carrying and mounting system. The system may include a camera plate configured to mount onto a camera and a coupling mechanism.
Asferik Llc


07/21/16
20160209142 

Trigger mechanism for a pistol


A pistol having a sliding hammer (5), a trigger mechanism including a trigger rod (2), an automatic safety (10) which can engage said sliding hammer (5) and a two armed lever (8) rotatably mounted on an axis (15) for operating the automatic safety (10) by means of a first arm (9), said trigger rod (2) having a rear end which is bent to a form a horizontal part, said horizontal part comprising: a first alignment edge (3) which engages a hammer ledge (4) on said sliding hammer (5) and a second alignment edge (6) which engages a hollow (7) in a second arm (11) of the two armed lever (8).. .

07/21/16
20160208525 

Adjustable dead-latching bolt mechanisms


Latch mechanisms adapted to prevent unauthorized displacement of a latch bolt from an extended, locked position to a retracted, unlocked position. The latch mechanisms prevent the failure of a latch bolt of one latch mechanism to return to an extended lock position from interfering with the ability of a latch bolt of an inter-related latch mechanism from being able to return to an extended, locked position.
Schlage Lock Company Llc


07/21/16
20160207584 

Electric balance vehicle


An electric balance vehicle including a top cover, a bottom cover, an inner cover, a rotating mechanism, two wheels, two hub motors, a plurality of sensors, a power supply, and a controller is described herein. The bottom cover is fixed to the top cover.
Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd


07/21/16
20160207565 

Double-pinion steering mechanism having a hollow shaft motor


A steering gear mechanism for motor vehicles may include a steering system housing in which a toothed rack is mounted and displaceable along a longitudinal axis. The toothed rack may be connected to steerable wheels of a motor vehicle and configured to pivot the steerable wheels.
Thyssenkrupp Presta Ag


07/21/16
20160207156 

Rotary table and clamping mechanism


A rotary table, which is provided with a rotating shaft rotatably disposed in a casing and a clamping mechanism configured to disable the rotating shaft from rotating, is designed so that another clamping mechanism, in addition to the first clamping mechanism, can be connected to the rotating shaft, whereby a clamping torque twice that of a rotary table with a single clamping mechanism can be produced.. .
Fanuc Corporation


07/21/16
20160206138 

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.. .
Cooktek Induction Systems, Llc A Division Of Middleby Corporation


07/21/16
20160206100 

Modular furniture assembly with dual coupling mechanisms


A modular furniture assembly comprising first and second members (e.g., base and transverse member) may have convenient dual coupling mechanisms, for example, a magnetic coupling mechanism and a mechanical (e.g., hook and loop) coupling mechanism. The first member and/or second member may include a fabric or other cover over a foam or other body (e.g., fabric over foam, or other cover over a skeleton).
Sac Acquisition Llc


07/21/16
20160205890 

Latching mechanism for pet enclosure


A latching mechanism having a camming surface to engage the latching mechanism without human intervention when a door is traversed from an opened position to a closed position is disclosed. Other latching mechanisms are also disclosed.
Precision Pet Products, Inc.


07/21/16
20160205871 

Stuffer trigger system for an agricultural baler


An agricultural baler system has a plunger, a bale chamber, a pre-compression chamber and a stuffer unit, for moving crop from the pre-compression chamber to the bale chamber. The stuffer unit includes a stuffer fork trigger mechanism, an actuator and a controller.
Cnh Industrial America Llc


07/14/16
20160202011 

Percussion firing mechanism of the pistol


Invention refers to the armament industry, namely to percussion firing mechanism of the pistol and according to the invention, the barrel is moving inside the frame parallel to the slide axis only, at that the cartridge is located in the magazine in alignment with the barrel, the hammer is performed with firing pin located in the slide lateral channel and has the ledge directed upwards to interact with the hammer spring and the ledge, directed downwards to interact with pistol trigger mechanism, at the rear part of the slide, under the hammer the port is performed, which contains the hammer spring module, located in case, which is fixed at the front part of the slide port by means of catches and by means of the cross pin at the rear part and contains the tube-form extractor with collar for the interaction with hammer ledge, at that the front end of the guide is inserted in extractor lateral hole, but its rear end intrudes in the hole, performed at the guiding socket base, the hammer spring, located inside the guiding socket between the guiding socket base and extractor collar, grips the guide and extractor and the ends of the guide are inserted into the module case walls holes, therewith the firing mechanism contains the automatic safety device, ledge of which, driven by the safety device spring intrudes into the hammer notch, providing its lengthwise displacement inability. The invention allows improving the pistol operation durability due to the cartridge jamming against the barrel breech face possibility elimination, and to ensure maintenance, disassembly, cleaning ease due to the firing mechanism components, located in the quick-release module of the slide..

07/14/16
20160202010 

Burst firing device for firearm


A burst firing trigger mechanism is provided. The mechanism includes a sear having a hamper engagement surface and a transfer mechanism.

07/14/16
20160201766 

Automatic transmission apparatus


An automatic transmission apparatus that includes a first planetary gear mechanism, a second planetary gear mechanism, a third planetary gear mechanism, a fourth planetary gear mechanism, a first coupling element, a second coupling element, a third coupling element, a fourth coupling element, a first clutch, a second clutch, a third clutch, a fourth clutch, a first brake and a second brake.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160201743 

Viscous rotational speed control device


A rotational speed control device maintains a shaft rotation speed. The device includes a housing containing a viscous fluid and a shaft disposed in the housing and rotatable relative to the housing.
Nelson Irrigation Corporation


07/14/16
20160201742 

Viscous rotational speed control device


A rotational speed control device maintains a shaft rotation speed. The device includes a housing containing a viscous fluid and a shaft disposed in the housing and rotatable relative to the housing.
Nelson Irrigation Corporation


07/14/16
20160201462 

Non-coaxial multi-axial rotating mechanism


A mechanism whereby fluid can be pumped by the addition of mechanical power to a shaft, or conversely, shaft power may be extracted from a fluid by forcing a fluid through the device, or allowing an expansion of fluid to occur, thereby producing power. The mechanism consisting of four basic components: a housing with a cylindrical interior cavity; a vane mounted concentric with the interior cavity, and having a radius such that the end of the vane touches or nearly touches the cylindrical cavity walls as the device rotates; a cylindrical hub that is smaller than the interior cavity diameter, and mounted parallel with the vane, but offset from the vane so that one side of the hub is continuously tangent, or nearly tangent with the interior of the interior housing cavity; a seal that allows the vane to move by translation and rotation relative to the cylindrical hub while preventing fluid movement between one side of the vane and the other.

07/14/16
20160201372 

Hinge with spring pre-load transfer mechanism


Latching or locking deployment hinges are provided that include a latch mechanism, a spring-loaded tensioning device, and a trigger mechanism. The trigger mechanism and the spring-loaded tensioning device are configured to transfer the compressed spring load in the spring-loaded tensioning device to the latch mechanism once the hinge has closed sufficiently far enough to latch together, thus inducing a pre-load through the latch mechanism that eliminates gapping in the hinge interface.
Space Systems/loral, Llc


07/14/16
20160201361 

Vehicle door opening and closing apparatus


A vehicle door opening and closing apparatus includes: a closing latch mechanism having a first latch and a first ratchet; an opening latch mechanism having a second latch and a second ratchet; a release electric mechanism configured to operate the first ratchet to a released position; an opening latch interlocking mechanism configured to operate in a cancel direction from an initial position in association with movement of the second latch from the unlatched position to the latched position; a relay mechanism configured to enable returning of the first ratchet stopped at the released position by switching over from a connected state to a disconnected state; and a cable that is routed through inside of a door trim and that transmits the operation of the opening latch interlocking mechanism in the cancel direction to the relay mechanism.. .
Mitsui Kinzoku Act Corporation


07/14/16
20160201299 

Wear assembly


Wear members for wear assemblies include a lock configured to secure the wear member to a base, where the lock has two engagement positions, namely: (a) a first position that secures the lock to the wear member, and (b) a second position that secures the wear member to the base. The locks are further configured to be unlatched and removed from the wear member in two phases, a first retraction of the latching mechanism, followed by a rotation of the lock itself with removal from the wear member..
Esco Corporation


07/14/16
20160201295 

Work vehicle and work vehicle control charging


A power transmission device includes a gear mechanism, a predetermined controlling rotation element, an energy-generating motor, and a connected motor connected to the controlling rotation element. The energy storage unit is configured to store the energy generated by the energy-generating motor.
Komatsu Ltd.


07/14/16
20160201290 

Safety coupling mechanism


An excavator tool attaching mechanism comprising a housing comprising a pair of housing walls; a first fixed engaging means for engaging with a first retaining element of an excavator tool; a second moveable engaging means for engaging with a second retaining element of the excavator tool; a safety mechanism moveable between a locked and an unlocked configuration; wherein the second moveable engaging means comprises an engaging element moveable between a first position for releasing an excavator tool and a second position for engagement with the second retaining element, wherein the safety mechanism is automatically moved from the unlocked to the locked configuration by movement of the engaging element from the first to the second position, preventing movement of the engaging element between the second and first position; and wherein the engaging element is moveable to the second position when the second moveable engaging means engages with the second retaining element.. .
Geith International Limited


07/14/16
20160201023 

Culture system and culture method


A culture system comprises: a preparatory culture vessel and a main culture vessel that accommodate cells and a solution; a main stage that holds the preparatory culture vessel and the main culture vessel; a connecting tube that connects the culture vessels; a valve that opens and closes the connecting tube; and a rotating mechanism that rotates the main stage and imparts a height difference between the culture vessels to transfer the cells and solution by dropping between the culture vessels.. .
Universal Bio Research Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160200542 

Compact document bundler


A document bundler for a bill validator includes a document path, a transportation unit, and a clamp mechanism. The transportation unit is adapted to move a plurality of documents in series through the document path.
Crane Payment Innovations, Inc.


07/14/16
20160200485 

Consumable product package with pivoting lid


A package including a container having an open end defining an opening into a container interior adapted to hold consumable product. A closure is disposed on the container open end and has a base and a lid pivotally secured thereto.
Intercontinental Great Brands Llc


07/14/16
20160200375 

Tonneau cover latch apparatus


A vehicle cargo box tonneau cover apparatus includes two or more hard panels. Adjacent panels are joined along their common edges by a hinge enabling transitioning the panels between a planer deployed position and a folded retracted position.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


07/14/16
20160200346 

Steering column assembly


A steering column assembly comprises a shroud having a first part that is fixed in position axially relative to the vehicle and a second part that can in use can move relative to the first part for adjustment of the length of the shroud, a support bracket that in use is secured to a part of the vehicle, and a clamp mechanism that has a locked position in which it locks the position of the moving part of the shroud relative to the first part of the shroud and an unlocked position in which it permits movement between the first and second parts of the shroud. The assembly further comprises an end of travel protection mechanism which comprises a cam that is free to rotate around an axis and a lock bolt, in a locked position the end of travel protection mechanism urging the lock bolt into a position where it limits the amount of collapse of the shroud and in an unlocked position the end of travel protection mechanism the lock bolt being withdrawn into a position where it permits additional collapse of the shroud beyond that permitted when in the locked position, in which the mechanism converts a rotary movement of the cam into the required linear motion of the lock bolt, the rotation of the cam in use being created by a linkage that is connected to a part of the clamp mechanism arranged such that with the clamp mechanism in the unlocked position the secondary lock mechanism is in the locked position and with the clamp mechanism in the locked position the secondary lock mechanism is in the unlocked position..
Trw Limited


07/14/16
20160199600 

Single use intranasal atomizer


An intranasal atomizer drug chamber housing comprises an atomizable liquid, an atomizer chamber; a slidable plunger; an atomizer in the atomizer chamber and a spring to drive the plunger upon release from a compressed position. The intranasal atomizer may additionally comprise: a drug chamber veil attached to outlet end of the atomizer, and shaped to fit in a user's nostril.
Bixa Research And Health Inc.


07/14/16
20160199143 

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.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


07/14/16
20160198823 

Systems for securing a mobile device in a waterproof case


A mobile device case comprises a seal member and a sealing channel to receive the seal member. The sealing channel exerts a force of the seal member perpendicular to a direction of travel of an upper section of the mobile device case.
Hit Technologies Inc.


07/14/16
20160198801 

String winding and unwinding apparatus


Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus for convenient tightening and loosening of strings such as those found in shoelaces of footwear. The apparatus includes a rotating portion within a base portion.

07/14/16
20160198697 

Cage having an automatic door


A cage having an automatic door is described. A front side of the cage is provided with a door panel.

07/07/16
20160197414 

Electrical wire connector


An electrical wire connector for electrically coupling together a plurality of electrical wires, which comprises a bridging member having a midsection interposed between a pair of sectional ends each having a lower jaw element integral thereto and an upper jaw element pivotally connected thereto to collectively form a clamp mechanism for receiving a bare portion of electrical wire. A torsion spring positioned between the lower and upper jaw elements serves to supply a downward clamping force that retains the electrical wire within the clamp mechanism.





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