|| List of recent Pivotably-related patents
| Crimper system|
A crimper system (300) having a slide frame with a base (310) and a movable head (320) slidably mounted on the slide frame, with a crimp zone (126) opening defined between the base and head includes a dual compound leverage mechanism having two tension arms (332, 330) with lower ends pivotably attached to the base; two compression arms with lower ends pivotably attached to the movable head; and the upper end of each tension arm pivotably attached to the upper end of a corresponding one of the compression arms (334,336) forming two elbow joints defining acute angles between each tension arm and its corresponding compression arm; a screw drive mechanism (350); and a stepped crimp-setting mechanism. Also provided is a tool, system and method for quick, easy removal, installation and storage of multiple-die, crimper die sets.
| Pivot bearing for the low-friction support of components|
A pivot bearing for the low-friction bearing of components, including a cylindrical bearing body and a bearing part pivotably arranged therein. The bearing body has a substantially radially arranged rib, on which at least one first rolling surface is formed, and the bearing part has a rolling body having a cylindrical rolling section at the tip, which rolling section rolls on the rolling surface..
| Bow pivot assembly for a side roll tarping system|
A bow system is provided for an open-topped container body having a cover sized and configured to extend laterally across the body from one side rail to the other side rail. The bow system includes a plurality of curved bows pivotably mounted at one end to one side rail and sized to extend in a curved path over the open-top of the container body to engage the other side rail at an opposite end of the bows.
| Hinged closure lid|
A hinged closure lid made of plastic for placing onto a container, has a main part which has a dispenser opening, a lid which is mounted pivotably on the main part and, in a closure position resting on the main part, closes the dispenser opening, and an actuating part which is connected integrally to the main part and is mounted thereon so as to be adjustable between an inoperative position and an actuating position. The lid can be adjusted from the closure position in the direction of an open position when the actuating part is in the actuating position.
| Apparatus for preparing a food item in a microwave oven|
An apparatus for preparing a food item in a microwave oven comprises a tray including a plurality of elevated heating areas and a plurality of channels disposed between the elevated heating areas, the elevated heating areas each including a microwave energy interactive material, a cover pivotably connected to the tray for pivoting the cover relative to the tray between an open position and a closed position, and a locking feature operative for releasably maintaining the cover in the closed position.. .
| Foldable table mechanism|
The present invention relates to a foldable table mechanism that is convenient to transport. The foldable table mechanism includes table tops and a foldable mechanism.
| Knife opening mechanism|
A knife opening mechanism is disclosed. In some embodiments, a knife includes a handle having a pivot pin to pivotably attach a blade to the handle, the handle having a cavity to receive the blade in a closed position, a blade pivotably connected to the handle by the pivot pin, the blade having a front tang portion and a rear blade portion, wherein the rear tang portion receives an engagement surface from a lockback bar to lock the blade in an open position and wherein the front tang portion is contoured to engage the lockback bar engagement surface to resist rotation of the blade, and a locking foot safety to lock the lockback bar when the knife is in a closed position, wherein the locking foot safety engages the foot of the lockback bar on the end of the lockback bar near the pivot pin..
| Collapsible fingerguard|
A collapsible fingerguard tool is disclosed. In some embodiments, a tool with a handle includes an open channel within the handle to receive a second tool with a collapsible fingerguard, a flared section at an entry of the channel, and a second tool having a collapsible fingerguard, wherein the collapsible fingerguard is pivotably attached to the second tool at a pivot pin, the collapsible fingerguard also having a spring to open the fingerguard, wherein the fingerguard collapses adjacent to a handle of the second tool when the second tool is inserted into the open channel in the handle..
|Adjustable sharpening apparatus and method for cutting implements|
An apparatus for sharpening a cutting implement has a base, a first clamping member and a second clamping member extending above the base. The clamping members have opposite top portions, bottom portions, and vertical inside surfaces substantially parallel to a vertical plane of the cutting implement.
|Marine pipelaying vessel and method for pipelaying|
The present invention relates to a marine pipelaying vessel for s-lay pipelaying an offshore pipeline and integrating one or more accessories into the pipeline, and a method for s-lay pipelaying wherein use is made of such a vessel. The vessel according to the invention comprises a hull (1) having a stinger end and a stinger (20) for guiding the launched pipeline in a curved pipeline trajectory, which stinger is pivotably connected to the hull, and an accessory handling j-lay tower (30) at the stinger end of the hull.
|Electronic device with rotatable stop plate|
An electronic device includes a receiving bracket and two electronic modules. The receiving bracket includes a partition plate to divide the receiving bracket into a first receiving space and a second receiving space.
|Electronic device with air duct|
An electronic device includes a motherboard. A first heat sink and a second heat sink are set on the motherboard.
A compression latch for a closure, the latch including a housing, a latch member and an input shaft configured to drive the latch. The latch member is pivotably connected to the housing at a latch member pivot point.
|Foldable golf cart|
A foldable golf cart includes a top part pivotably connected to a bottom part. A handle is pivotably connected to the top portion of the top part and has a movable member which is located corresponding to the locking portion on the top of the top part.
|Luggage compartment and means of transport|
A luggage compartment for a means of transport and a means of transport with a luggage compartment are provided. The luggage compartment comprises a housing with a pivotably attached connecting element and with a sliding element.
|Aircraft reaction link and moving surface drive unit|
An aircraft reaction link includes a head portion and a link body portion that is made of fiber reinforced plastic and formed integrally. The link body portion has a pair of leg portions, and a connecting portion that connects one end portion of each of the pair of leg portions to each other.
|Personal utensil and container|
A personal utensil and container for transporting the utensil in a relatively sanitary fashion includes a first container portion and a second container portion pivotably mounted to the first container portion. The first container portion is pivotable between a closed position defining a storage cavity and an open position exposing a first inner surface of the first container portion and a second inner surface of the second container portion.
|Articulated joint and a device for supporting a person|
An articulated joint pivotably connects first leg and second legs. A first joint member attaches to the first leg.
|Flexible loop applicator and method|
A tag applicator, and a method, for applying a tag, having an elastic loop, to a product. The tag applicator includes a linear actuator, and a pair of tag arms, one end of each being pivotably connected to the linear actuator.
|Apparatus and methods for reheating wedge shaped food products, such as one or more pizza slices|
Apparatus for heating a wedge-shaped food product, such as one or more slices of pizza, includes an assembly and a handle mechanically connected with the assembly. The assembly includes a first arm including a side wall and a floor, and a second arm including a side wall and a floor.
|Compact wheelchair platform|
A wheelchair platform comprises a tilting platform for a wheelchair comprising a base to support the wheelchair in use and a back wall. The platform is pivotably connected between a pair of side supports in a compact construction.
|Eyeglasses with replaceable lenses|
A pair of eyeglasses includes a front having two semi-rims and two temples are pivotably connected to outsides of the two semi-rims. Each semi-rim has a groove defined in the inside thereof and a slot is defined in an outside thereof.
|Holding assembly for portable electronic device|
Holding assembly for a portable electronic device includes a base, a holder, and a charging unit. The holder is pivotably coupled to the base and supports the portable electronic device.
|Contact assembly of a robotic garden tool charging device|
A contact assembly of a robotic garden tool charging device 10. The contact assembly 100 is arranged to engage a contact element 200 of a robotic garden tool 20 for a charging operation.
|Refrigerator and door locking assembly for the same|
A door locking assembly for a refrigerator includes a pivoting shaft (20) mounted on the door (80) of a refrigerator along a vertical direction. A rotating member (30) defines a first end (31) pivotably connected with the pivoting shaft (20) and a second end (32).
|Vehicle seat assembly with dual locked seating positions and method of adjusting a vehicle seat|
A vehicle seat assembly adjacent a vehicle body panel includes a vehicle seat that has a seat bottom and a seat back pivotable with respect to the seat bottom. The vehicle seat assembly includes a striker assembly with a fixed striker fixed to the vehicle body panel, and a pivotable striker pivotably supported on the fixed striker.
|Single-lever mixing cartridge|
The invention relates to a single-lever mixing cartridge, comprising a head piece (1), which accommodates a bottom piece (8), and a disk control having a control disk (5) that can be displaced via an at least pivotably mounted spindle (2). An outer thread for screwing into a fitting is provided, and a fastening ring (16) is provided which has the external thread (161) and which is placed on the head piece (1) and is captively held thereon..
|Universal magazine latch mechanism for firearm|
A universal magazine latch mechanism operable to retain and release a magazine from a firearm. In one embodiment, the mechanism may include a frame defining a magazine well configured to insertably receive a magazine holding a plurality of cartridges, a rear catch lever pivotably mounted to a rear wall of magazine well about a first pivot axis, and a side catch lever pivotably mounted to the frame about a second pivot axis.
In a surveying prism comprising a prism housing (12) for accommodating a prism element, which prism housing is pivotably mounted in a bracket about an axis that is oriented parallel to the light ingress surface of the prism element, the bracket is formed as a base comprising a base plate (16) which forms a support surface for the surveying prism (10), and two bearing flanges oriented perpendicular to said base plate, between which bearing flanges the prism housing (12) is pivotably mounted.. .
|Surgical tool, micro-surgical instrument and actuation method for both|
An actuation method for a surgical tool and the tool itself, which includes a proximal coupling portion from which two hydraulically actuatable, pivotably connected members extend. Each of the branches, at least at their distal ends, have an active portion and form in the coupling portion a boundary for at least part of a fluid-tight, fluid-fillable cavity.
|System and method for using a pulse flow circulation for algae cultivation|
A device for generating a pulsed flow in a channel containing a circulating algal culture can include a plate that is pivotably mounted on the channel and an activator. A pulsed flow is generated in the channel by first positioning the plate to impede the flow of circulating algal culture and then rotating the plate to a submerged position.
|Eyeglasses with replaceable lenses|
A pair of eyeglasses includes a front having two rims and each rim has a hole. An opening is defined in outside of each rim and includes two ends which have a first connection hole and a second connection hole respectively.
A refrigerator, includes a cabinet having a refrigerating compartment therein; a door pivotably coupled with the cabinet to open or close the refrigerating compartment; and an auxiliary door-opening device. The auxiliary door-opening device includes: a swing arm, a servo driver which is disposed on the cabinet, has an output shaft coupled with the swing arm, and is configured to drive the swing arm to swing between a first predetermined position in which the swing arm pushes the door to separate from the cabinet and a second predetermined position in which the door is closed onto the cabinet; and a controller configured to actuate the servo driver when receiving a door-opening instruction, so that the servo driver drives the swing arm to move to the first predetermined position and then to return to the second predetermined position..
|Small overlap frontal impact countermeasure|
A countermeasure assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a front side rail extending in a generally longitudinal direction; a bumper having a main bumper member and a bumper extension forming an end portion of the bumper; and a pivot link having front and rear mounting portions. The front mounting portion is pivotably engaged with the bumper extension member to define a front pivot joint, and the rear mounting portion is pivotably engaged with the front side rail to define a rear pivot joint.
|Pallet and wrap therefor|
A pallet includes a deck and a plurality of supports below the deck. The pallet includes at least one frame extending upward from the deck.
|Compact cabin attendant seat stowage|
An aircraft monument that includes an enclosure with an enclosure interior, a compartment with a compartment interior positioned in the enclosure interior, and a stowable seat assembly disposed in the compartment. The compartment includes at least a first vertically oriented wall.
A cable retractor is provided. In accordance with at least one embodiment, the cable retractor is articulate, comprising an articulate housing which comprises a cable stop housing pivotably coupled to a pulley housing.
|Chassis with air guiding member|
A chassis includes a base, a number of fans mounted in the base, and an air guiding member. The base includes a bottom wall and a sidewall perpendicularly connected to a side of the bottom wall.
|Long term care bed|
An adjustable bed system includes a first frame having four actuators coupled thereto and disposed between the head and foot ends thereof. The actuators define a generally-rectangular configuration wherein first and third actuators are diagonally-opposed and wherein second and fourth actuators are diagonally-opposed.
|Surgical clip appliers|
A surgical clip applier includes a housing, at least one handle, a channel assembly, a clip carrier, a wedge plate, a clip pusher bar, and a clip follower. The at least one handle is pivotably connected to the housing.
|Device for handling a bone screw|
A device for handling a bone screw to be connected with a vertebral rod includes an essentially cylindrical and hollow housing and an adjustment tool which axially traverses the housing and which has a section provided with an outer threading and is screwed into an internal threading of the housing, wherein the housing is constructed pliers-like and has a first and a second jaw which relative to the user each have a proximal and a distal end, wherein the distal ends engage at the head of the bone screw, wherein the two jaws are pivotably connected with each other via a pivot axis which is situated between the distal and proximal ends and extends orthogonally in relation to the longitudinal axis of the housing, and wherein the internal threading of the housing is provided on a proximal end of a single one of the jaws.. .
|Electronic device with fan module|
An electronic device includes a main body and a number of fan modules. The main body defines a number of vents in a top of the main body.
|Portable display device|
A display includes an enclosure, a display body, a cable, and a support base. The enclosure includes a recess portion and at least one first post located in the recess portion.
|Airtightness maintaining structure for butterfly valve|
An airtightness maintaining structure for a butterfly valve includes a valve element having a rotating shaft and a valve body, a rotation supporting portion having a pivotably supporting member that fits onto the rotating shaft and pivotably supports the rotating shaft, and a rotating shaft seal arranged to contact in a fitting state both an end surface of a member on an outer radial and a surface of a member on an inner side either the rotation shaft or the pivotably supporting member and has an annular portion. In a closed valve state of the valve element, the rotating shaft seal moves radially due to a pressure difference between a high fluid pressure acting on one side of the valve element and a low fluid pressure acting on the other side and contacts both the valve element and the rotation supporting portion on the high fluid pressure side..
|Take-up drum carriage assembly for vehicle wash conveyor|
A take-up drum carriage assembly may include a tensioning take-up drum, a carriage for supporting the tensioning take-up drum, a plurality of pivot arms for pivotably supporting the carriage relative to a vehicle wash conveyor frame, and for each of the pivot arms, at least one interconnector for pivotably interconnecting the pivot arm and the carriage. Each interconnector may include a resilient support that supports at least part of the weight of the carriage.
|Modular tree-mountable hunting stand|
A support frame rail with a central longitudinal axis is orthogonally coupled with a pivot beam. A support frame plate slidably couplable with the support frame rail includes an embedment projection.
|Tablet cutter with slide guide and methods|
A pill splitter includes a base, a cover pivotably secured to the base, a cutting blade attached to the cover, and a pill holder arrangement. The pill holder arrangement includes a slideable fixture constructed and arranged to be movable relative to the base and hold the pill.
|Wrench for memory card|
A wrench for disengaging hooks of a number of memory slots from a number of memory cards includes a main body, a handle extending from a first end of the main body, and an arced abutting portion formed on a second end of the main body opposite to the first end. When disengaging the hooks, the abutting portion are inserted between the hooks pivotably connected to same ends of the plurality of memory slots and the ends of the memory cards and pried, to make the hooks rotate away from the memory cards..
|Separator tool with indexing head|
A separator tool including a handle formed a hub at a first end, the hub defining a through bore that is transverse to a longitudinal center axis of the handle, a tool head formed with an integral yoke including opposed first and second legs, the tool head being pivotably coupled to the first end of the handle, an indexing stud slidably disposed within the through bores of the hub and first and second legs of the yoke, and the indexing stud being slidable within the through bores between a first position in which the tool head is secured in a fixed position relative to the handle, and a second position in which the tool head is pivotable relative to the handle.. .
|Powered linear surgical stapler|
A surgical instrument can comprise a first jaw, a second jaw comprising a fastener cartridge, and a closing system. The closing system can comprise a closure member configured to engage the first jaw and move the first jaw toward the second jaw.
|Ecg electrode connector|
Disclosed is an ecg electrode lead wire connector which provides improved electrical and mechanical coupling of the ecg electrode press stud to the lead wire and is suitable for use during imaging procedures such as, without limitation, ct scans or mri. The connector assembly includes a housing having.
|Tripod joint having low vibration inducing forces|
The invention relates to a tripod joint (1) comprising the following: an outer joint member (2) with several axially extending elongate tracks (4) formed therein and distributed over the inner circumference thereof; an inner joint member (3) with several radial axle journals (5) distributed over the outer circumference thereof; at least a number of rollers (6) corresponding to the number of axle journals (5), wherein the roller (6) is respectively pivotably retained with a central bore (20) on the associated axle journal (5) and is in engagement with the elongate tracks (4), wherein the roller (6) is displaceable in the associated track (4) in the axial direction of the outer joint member (2); wherein each axle journal (5) comprises on its circumference two outer diametrically opposed spherical end faces (16) for engagement into the bore (20). The joint is characterized in that the bore (20) has a cylindrical portion (9c) for engagement with the spherical end faces (16) in order to support the roller (6) so as to be displaceable relative to the axle journal (5), and at least a constricted portion (9d, 9e) that is adjacent thereto in the axial direction, while forming a continuous transition, on one side of the cylindrical portion (9c), and that reaches behind the spherical end faces, for limiting the displacing movement..
An exemplary dust-proof fan includes a frame, a stator mounted in the frame and a rotor received in the frame. The rotor includes a bracket and multiple blades pivotably mounted to the bracket.
|Adjustable holding device for sensors|
An adjustable holding device for sensors, including a main body, on and opposite which a bearing body supporting the at least one sensor is adjustably held by at least one spherical joint having a threaded stud fastened to the main body and protruding through a through-opening in the bearing body and to which an opening in a body having a spherical outer surface is screwed, said outer surface being held pivotably in complementarily spherical inner surfaces of two combined half-shells, and held co-rotatably together with the half-shells about an axis of rotation which is coaxial with the threaded stud and about which the half-shells are accommodated rotatably in the through-opening in the bearing body so that, by a rotation under external force of the at least rotationally coupled half-shells as to the through-opening, the body having the spherical outer surface can be screwed relative to the threaded stud by displacing the half-shells and the bearing body in the direction of the threaded stud.. .
|Swivelling cover on rear wall of electronic device chassis|
A electronic device rear wall includes a wall body defining a slot to accommodate a connector of an expansion card; and a swiveling cover pivotably mounted to the wall body, to cover the slot when not in use, or uncover the slot when required.. .
|Locking device and vehicle seat|
A locking device for a vehicle seat has a latch which is mounted pivotably about a second axis and is intended for locking a counter element, with a clamping eccentric which is mounted pivotably about a first axis parallel to the second axis and, by interaction with a first functional surface of the latch, secures a locked state of the latch. In the locked state, the clamping eccentric acts in a spring-loaded manner on the first functional surface via a clamping surface.
|Double latch assembly for a motor vehicle|
A double latch assembly for a motor vehicle having two pivotably mounted closure members is disclosed in which a power cinch mechanism is used to ensure first and second claws are moved and held in a second fully locked position.. .
|Paper punch with adjustable punch seats|
A paper punch includes a base and a slide board is connected to the base. Multiple punch seats are located on the slide board and above the hole of the base.
|Apparatus for automated rastering of an end effector over an airfoil-shaped body|
A mechanism for adjusting the orientation of an end effector (e.g., a non-destructive inspection sensor) during movement over a contoured surface, comprising: (1) a pneumatic or spring-loaded plunger shaft that facilitates positioning of an end effector onto a highly contoured surface by allowing a wide range of vertical motion; (2) a rocker pivotably coupled to a distal end of the plunger shaft, the rocker being pivotable about a horizontal axis to allow a pair of follower wheels coupled to distal ends of the rocker arms to follow the contoured surface and keep the end effector oriented correctly relative to the surface without tipping over; and (3) a hozzle (i.e., an end effector holder) attached to the rocker for rotation therewith, the end effector being coupled to the hozzle by an elastomeric gasket or a plurality of springs which allow the orientation of the end effector relative to the hozzle to change in response to contact forces.. .
A crimper system having a slide frame with a base and a movable head slidably mounted on the slide frame, with a crimp zone opening defined between the base and head, including a dual compound leverage mechanism having two tension arms with lower ends pivotably attached to the base; two compression arms with lower ends pivotably attached to the movable head; and the upper end of each tension arm pivotably attached to the upper end of a corresponding one of the compression arms forming two elbow joints defining acute angles between each tension arm and its corresponding compression arm; a screw drive mechanism; and a stepped crimp-setting mechanism. Also provided is a tool, system and method for quick, easy removal, installation and storage of multiple-die, crimper die sets.
|Universal paint applicator|
A paint applicator configured for use in combination with a hollow-core paint roller cover includes a handle and a pair of pivot arms extending therefrom. Each pivot arm includes a proximate end rotatably mounted to the handle and an opposite, distal end to which is pivotably mounted a hub assembly.
|Catheter handle and methods of operating|
A delivery system having an improved handle allowing operation of the delivery system with one hand while maintaining accuracy in delivery and deployment of a prosthesis in a body lumen. The delivery system includes a sheath and a handle.
|Method and apparatus to control residue width|
A system for discharging residue from an agricultural combine to a ground surface. The system including a spreader operatively connected to a rear end of the agricultural combine.
|Grinding machine with pivotable mounting of a grinding spindle unit and method for pivoting a grinding spindle unit on a grinding machine|
The housing of a grinding spindle unit is pivotably mounted by way of a pivot axle on the receiving part of a grinding machine, e.g., on a grinding headstock. The grinding spindle unit bears a grinding wheel which is driven in rotation.
|Fastening device for expansion card|
A fastening device for an expansion card includes a chassis and a fastener. The chassis includes a first rack, and a second rack behind the first rack.
A portable device, e.g. A laptop, includes a first part (110), e.g.
|Tilt prevention assembly for a series of drawers in a tool cabinet|
The invention relates to a tilt prevention assembly for a series of drawers in a tool cabinet, comprising a frame which, when in use, is connected to the tool cabinet, as well as a securing member pivotably mounted to the frame, which securing member is pivotable between a securing position in which the securing member forms an obstruction for the movement of the closed drawers, and between a releasing position in which a drawer is moveable at least to an extended position. The tilt prevention assembly also comprises an actuator member that is arranged for pivoting the securing member under the influence of the movement of the drawers to the securing position or the releasing position..
|Air passenger seat having a frame|
Proposed is an air passenger seat having a frame which is provided for attaching to a floor of an aircraft cabin and a backrest which is pivotably or securely mounted on the frame by means of a rotation spindle, wherein the seat has a seat reference point (srp) which is defined according to the sae international aerospace standard as8049. According to the invention, the rotation spindle of the backrest has, in a line parallel to the cabin floor and as seen parallel to the direction of flight, a separation n of less than 40 mm from the seat reference point..
|Convertible top with transverse bow|
A convertible top of a cabriolet vehicle includes a convertible top cover, which is adjustable by means of a convertible top rod assembly between a closed position spanning a vehicle interior and a storage position opening the vehicle interior toward the top. The convertible top rod assembly includes a rod arrangement on both sides in relation to a vertical longitudinal center plane of the convertible top.
|Convertible top with frame locking mechanism|
A convertible top of a cabriolet vehicle includes a convertible top rod assembly, which can be adjusted between a closed position spanning the vehicle interior and a storage position. The top trod assembly includes a link arrangement on both sides of a vertical longitudinal center plane of the convertible top.
|Energy harvester for converting vibrational motion of a vibrating equipment into electrical energy, and a device for monitoring the operation of a vibrating equipment|
The invention relates to an energy harvester for converting vibrational motion of a vibrating equipment into electrical energy. The energy harvester comprises a pendulum arranged to be pivotably attached to said vibrating equipment, a motion limiter arranged to limit a pivoting motion of said pendulum, and a generator connected to said pendulum and arranged to convert said pivoting motion into electrical energy.