|| List of recent Mechanism-related patents
|Device for fixing a bony structure to a support member|
A device for fixing a bony structure to a support member. The device includes a main body with first and second members, the second member being movable in rotation with respect to the first member, around a first axis.
|Asset tracking system activated by predetermined pattern of asset movement|
An asset tracking system that optimizes the value per ping by tying the ping to a pattern of movements of the asset. The asset tracking device will send a ping to a remote host (i.e., receiver) when pre-determined condition(s) regarding the movement are met, conditions such as the pattern of movement, and number of movements within a time period.
|Asset tracking system with data ping based on asset movement|
An asset tracking system that optimizes the value per ping by tying the ping to movement of the asset. The asset tracking device will send a ping to a remote host (i.e., receiver) when pre-determined condition(s) regarding the movement are met, conditions such as time between movements, the pattern of movement, and number of movements within a time period.
|Polishing apparatus and polishing method|
A polishing apparatus polishes a substrate by bringing the substrate into sliding contact with a polishing surface. The polishing apparatus includes: a substrate holder having a substrate holding surface configured to press the substrate against the polishing surface, a retaining ring coupled to the substrate holding surface and configured to surround the substrate, wherein the retaining ring is brought into contact with the polishing surface during operation of the polishing apparatus, the retaining ring being configured to be tiltable independently of the substrate holding surface; a rotating mechanism configured to rotate the substrate holder about its own axis; and at least one local load exerting mechanism configured to exert a local load on a part of the retaining ring in a direction perpendicular to the polishing surface, the at least one local load exerting mechanism being arranged so as not to move in accordance with the substrate holder..
An electronic device includes a main body, a cover, a pivot mechanism, a main circuit board received in the main body, and a sub-circuit board received in the cover. The pivot mechanism is conductive, the main circuit board comprises a grounded first conductive layer, the sub-circuit board comprise a grounded second conductive layer, the first conductive layer is connected to the second conductive layer..
|Cabinet for an electrical switchboard and related switchboard|
A cabinet for an electrical switchboard includes a supporting base and a frame mounted on the supporting base. The supporting base includes a base element having a lower wall configured to rest on a bearing surface, and a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall which protrude transversally from the lower wall and face each other.
|Magnetic gear mechanism|
The present invention is intended to provide a magnetic gear structure that realizes a magnetic gear that transmits a torque efficiently by reducing eddy currents generated in the interior of magnets. In order to solve the subject described above, in the magnetic gear structure, a structure in which magnets are arranged in the interior of an iron core in an inner rotor portion.
Electric damper for damping the relative movement between first and second masses, comprising a generator driven by the mass movement and having a fixed stator and a rotor rotatable relative thereto, and a gear mechanism coupled to the generator, wherein at least one first gear element, directly connected to a lifting member (13) that is movable by the mass movement, is caused to rotate by the mass movement, which first gear element is dynamically coupled by direct or indirect transmission at least one further gear element, with the second gear element being dynamically coupled to the rotor (6) of the generator (2) such that the rotor (6) is caused to rotate in relation to the stator (5).. .
|Height adjustment mechanism for armrest|
A height adjustment mechanism for armrests is revealed. The height adjustment mechanism includes a tubular base disposed with positioning holes, an outer sleeve disposed around the tubular base and having an opening arranged at a top end thereof, a strip rack mounted in the outer sleeve and disposed with an insertion slot on a lower part thereof, a pull handle mounted in the strip rack, a positioning member arranged at a lower end of the pull handle and inserted through the insertion slot of the strip rack to be locked in the positioning hole of the tubular base, a press member passed through the opening of the outer sleeve to be connected to a top end of the pull handle, and an alignment member disposed on corresponding surfaces of the strip rack and the pull handle for limiting vertical displacement of the pull handle and the strip rack..
|Recess can adapter bracket|
An adapter for a recess can. The adapter includes a hangar bar having a first section slidably connected to a second section.
|Power tool having spring curl trip actuator|
A trigger mechanism for a fastening tool having a spring curl trip actuator. The spring curl trip actuator can be made of a flexible material and can be configured to exert a force upon a trigger switch.
|Transport and presentation crate|
A crate includes a base and at least two pairs of mutually opposing side walls, a first one of the side walls extending upward from the base in a vertical direction at least partly by a retrieval height only which is smaller than the height of one or more of the remaining side walls so as to define a lateral opening dimensioned to enable accessing and retrieving products contained within the crate through the lateral opening. The crate further includes an insert for being arranged on the base, the insert being configured in dependence on the products to be received by the crate.
|Tool lift mechanism|
The present application relates to a lifting apparatus comprising a first member and a second member; a lifting mechanism coupled to said first member adapted to move said first member towards said second member; and a third member coupled to said first member, the third member slideably moveable through said second member when said first member is moved towards said second member. When a predetermined compressive force is applied to said third member, a latching mechanism responds by latching said second member to said third member, such that when a further compressive force is applied to said third member, said first member and lifting mechanism are isolated from said further compressive force..
|Self-locating door interlock apparatus and enclosures, assemblies, and methods including same|
A door interlock apparatus is disclosed. The door interlock apparatus has a body configured to couple to a first one of a door and an enclosure structure, the body having one or more angled self-locating features, a locking protrusion extending from a surface of the body and configured to couple with the locking member of an interlock mechanism, and a misalignment-accommodating mechanism configured and adapted to allow motion of the body.
|Pocket tool, in particular a pocket knife|
The invention relates to a pocket tool with a housing, a compartment region, pins (11a, 11b) and an implement (13) interchangeably mounted on one of the pins (11a, 11b) by means of a coupling mechanism (22) and which can be moved by means of a pivot bearing (18) between an inwardly pivoted transport position and an outwardly pivoted functional position, which is mounted against a spring element and can be moved relative to the pin (11a, 11b) into an uncoupling position and removed from the pocket tool. The coupling mechanism (22) has a guide track guiding the implement (13) in the uncoupling position at an angle with respect to a longitudinal axis (68) of the housing (2) during its uncoupling movement along the compartment region.
|Method of coupling diatonic harmonicas|
A method of coupling diatonic harmonicas that increases the musical range of the diatonic harmonicas being coupled. Diatonic harmonicas are stacked and secured together by a clamping mechanism in order to form an instrumental assembly that is more versatile than a single diatonic harmonica.
|Automatic injection device with pneumatic damping|
An injection device for use with a syringe having a syringe body, a needle coupled thereto, and a plunger moveable through the body to eject medication from the syringe through the needle, includes a housing defining an inner space for holding a syringe and facilitating movement thereof from a first position in which the needle is contained fully within the housing and a second position in which the needle projects from the housing, and a drive member located within the inner space so that in use the drive member can engage the plunger of a syringe held within the housing. The device further includes a force applicator located within the inner space for providing a force to the drive member so as to move the syringe from the first to the second position and thereafter to move the plunger through the syringe body, a trigger mechanism, and a damper..
|Needle assisted jet injection device having reduced trigger force|
An exemplary embodiment of an injector includes a trigger mechanism, an energy source, and a user-operable firing-initiation member. The trigger mechanism can include a floating trigger member having a retaining portion, a ram assembly having a ram configured to pressurize a medicament container for expelling a medicament therefrom, the ram assembly further having a floating trigger engagement member configured to engage the retaining portion of the floating trigger member when the floating trigger member is in a pre-firing condition.
|Arrowhead having expanding blades controlled by gear mechanism|
Disclosed is an arrowhead in which a plurality of expandable blades can be quickly and reliably retracted or expanded without using an additional means to bundle the expanding blades, thereby enhancing the penetrating capability or killing capability of an arrow. Particularly, a portion of a shaft forming the arrowhead is provided with a rack gear portion installed thereon and a lower end of each of the expanding blades is provided with a pinion gear portion, such that the rack gear portion and the pinion gear portion engage with each other and such a rack-pinion action controls the operation of retracting or expanding the expanding blades..
|Assembly for extracting the rotational energy from the rotor hub of the wind turbine of a wind turbine system|
An assembly for absorbing torques at the rotor hub of a wind turbine whose rotation axis extends toward the wind, and for diverting axial and radial forces and tilting moments into a load-bearing structure by means of a main bearing, and for extracting rotational energy from the rotor hub by means of a gear whose planet gears mesh with a sun gear and a ring gear, and comprising a generator connectable to an output side of the planetary gear, and operates to convert the rotational energy into electrical energy, wherein the planetary gear is integrated with a main bearing of a wind power plant, and the ring gear of the planetary gear is driven by the rotor hub, while the planet gear carrier is fixed to the chassis of a gondola of the power plant, and the sun gear of the planetary gear mechanism is drivingly connected to the generator, and the generator does not protrude radially beyond the rotor bearing or main bearing.. .
|Energy saving device rotating half circle and turning back with help of gravity|
An energy saving device rotating a half circle and turning back with the help of gravity is revealed. In the first half cycle of a circle movement, a transmission shaft of a motor rotor is controlled to rotate and further drive a first rotating shaft rotating in one direction by a first speed change gear mechanism.
|Development processing device|
A slit nozzle is moved by a nozzle lifting/lowering mechanism and a nozzle sliding mechanism relative to substrates held in a substantially horizontal attitude by spin chucks. A development liquid is discharged on each substrate from a discharge port of the slit nozzle such that development processing for the substrate is performed.
|Ground engaging machine having articulation hitch, and method|
A ground engaging machine includes a first and a second frame unit, and an articulation hitch coupling together the first and second frame units. The articulation hitch includes a pin, a first and a second bearing positioned about the pin, and abutting a first and a second axial side of an annular protrusion of a hitch plate in one of the first and second frame units.
A synchronized rotating wheel assembly for a recreational device having wheels is disclosed. The assembly includes a base plate having top and bottom surfaces, the top surface of the base plate adapted to be attached to a portion of the recreational device, a gear assembly joined with the bottom surface of the base plate, and first and second wheel assemblies respectively joined with the first and second interconnected gears.
|Dispenser with directional flow controlling flange and corresponding systems|
A dispenser (300) includes an arched flange (303) that works as a baffle to prevent dispensed media from exiting a nozzle erratically. The dispenser (300) can be configured with a connector (402), connector extension (403), and nozzle (401) for use with vessels (802).
|Methods and apparatus for assembling a circuit breaker|
Circuit breaker assembly methods and apparatus are provided that include using at least two side frames of a latching mechanism of a circuit breaker trip unit, each side frame including at least one location tab; and a housing adapted to contain the circuit breaker trip unit including the side frames and a latching mechanism, the housing including at least two cutouts adapted to receive the location tabs of the side frames. Insertion of the location tabs into the cutouts in the housing operationally aligns a latching mechanism coupled to the side frames with a circuit breaker trip unit.
|Vehicle door latch mechanism|
A latch assembly includes a door latch member and a release member. The door latch member pivots between a latched position and an unlatched position.
|Core drilling tools with retractably lockable driven latch mechanisms|
Implementations of the present invention 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.
|Internal combustion engine provided with balance shafts, and method for controlling such an engine|
An internal combustion engine including: an even number of inline cylinders, each accommodating a piston; a crankshaft rotatably mounted about an axis; first and second balance shafts rotatably mounted about balancing axes parallel to and separate from the engine axis; and first and second mechanisms for rotating the first and second balance shafts at rotating speeds that are dependent on a rotating speed of the crankshaft. The balancing axes of the first and second balance shafts coincide, and the second rotating mechanism adjusts a phase difference between angular positions of the first and second balance shafts around the balancing axis..
|Implement and operator control for use with same|
A power equipment unit such as an electric snowthrower, lawn mower, or the like, and a control system for use with the same. In one embodiment, a key is provided that functions as both a conventional removable key, and also as a push button mechanism to provide dual actuation functionality for a lever of the control system..
|Device and method for testing pulling force|
An exemplary embodiment of a testing device for testing a pulling force includes a shell having a test platform, a load sensor mechanism, a control system, a drive and transmission mechanism and a material clamping mechanism. Two portions of a test object are clasped by the load sensor mechanism and the clamp.
|Latching mechanism for transit window assembly for vehicles|
A transit window assembly for a vehicle includes a panel. A support frame is attached to the panel.
|Animal trap with spring-latched seals|
An animal trap is disclosed which includes a latch and spring mechanism to secure the entrance opening seal. This mechanism provides give to avoid deformation and/or the seal becoming disengaged..
The helmet uses a new fastener to fasten a cage to the helmet shell allowing sides of the cage to be mounted directly against the shell, reducing the width of the shell on each side. A ball is attached to a portion of a bar of the cage to act as a limit stop precluding movements of the cage with respect to the helmet.
|Spinal implants for rotationally adjusting vertebrae|
A spinal implant adapted to be positioned within a disc space between adjacent vertebrae includes a first intradiscal element, a second intradiscal element, and a coupling mechanism. The first and second intradiscal elements include respective first and second outer surfaces adapted to be positioned adjacent an endplate of respective first and second adjacent vertebrae.
A cervical collar has a chin support slidably connected to an inside surface of an anterior component adapted to secure against an anterior chin and neck of a user. A posterior component connects to the anterior component to circumferentially surround the user's neck.
An orthopedic device in the form of a circumferential walker includes a first member (posterior shell) and a second member (dorsal shell) corresponding to the first member. An outsole or plantar shell portion is attached to, or formed on or with the posterior shell.
|Injection molding apparatus|
An injection molding apparatus includes, as its drive sources, an electric power supply source, compressed air source and hydraulic pressure supply source. A hydraulic-pressure-supply-destination selection section supplies hydraulic pressure from the hydraulic pressure supply source to a selected one of first and second mold clamping cylinders.
|Fan oscillating mechanism and ceiling fan using the same|
A ceiling fan with oscillating mechanism includes a clutch member for adjusting the angle of oscillation according to user's need. When the motor is actuated, the rotating torque induced by the motor and the transmission mechanism is smaller than the rotational resistance of the clutch member such that the motor may drive the fan to oscillate.
|Method and system of retriever systems for marine geophysical survey sensor streamers|
Retriever systems for marine geophysical survey sensor streamers. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including attaching a retriever system to a sensor streamer by: wrapping a lifting bag assembly at least partially around the sensor streamer, the lifting bag assembly comprising a deflated lifting bag, a gas cylinder, and a depth trigger mechanism; and covering the lifting bag assembly with an outer cover..