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Date/App# patent app List of recent Retraction-related patents
04/07/16
20160096705 
 Fish tape adaptor for powered retraction of the fish tape patent thumbnailFish tape adaptor for powered retraction of the fish tape
A side reel adaptor for a fish tape reel allows the fish tape reel to be spun with a drill. In one embodiment, the side reel adapter includes an attachment plate and a central bit.

04/07/16
20160096382 
 Thermal printer and program patent thumbnailThermal printer and program
A thermal printer includes a control unit that performs control to perform: an option operation, whereby upon completion of printing on a label provided on a continuous label body, the printed label is conveyed to a particular position and then conveyance of the continuous label body is stopped; and a retraction operation, whereby when a preset permitted stop time period has elapsed since the stop of conveyance of the continuous label body without performing next printing during the permitted stop time period, an unprinted label retracts to a retraction position where at least a printing region of the unprinted label is not sandwiched between a platen roller and a thermal head. The control unit can change the permitted stop time period for each type and/or each width of a label to be printed..
Sato Holdings Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160095729 
 Stent delivery system patent thumbnailStent delivery system
Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner member having a proximal end.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


04/07/16
20160095501 
 Off-axis visualization systems patent thumbnailOff-axis visualization systems
Off-axis visualization systems are described herein which facilitate the deployment, visualization, and retraction of an imaging element from a catheter. Such a system may include a deployment catheter and an attached imaging hood deployable into an expanded configuration as well as an imaging element, such as a ccd or cmos imager, which may be deployed from a low profile configuration into a position which is off-axis relative to a longitudinal axis of the deployment catheter and/or imaging hood..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


03/31/16
20160091146 
 Light emitting diode light bulb and incandescent lamp conversion apparatus patent thumbnailLight emitting diode light bulb and incandescent lamp conversion apparatus
Apparatus and methods separate the functions of light emission, heat dissipation, and power conversion in led lighting. Doing so may facilitate cost-effective led lighting and enable the conversion of existing incandescent lamps to led service.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


03/31/16
20160090803 
 Hydraulic locator patent thumbnailHydraulic locator
There is provided a locator configured for coupling to a workstring for locating a wellbore feature, the locator includes a protrusible member, a chamber, a hydraulic fluid supplying passage, and a hydraulic fluid supply source. The protrusible member is moveable, relative to the workstring, and biased for disposition, relative to the workstring, in an extended position.
Ncs Multistage Inc.


03/31/16
20160089703 
 Sewer jetter patent thumbnailSewer jetter
A sewer jetter apparatus is provided. The sewer jetter apparatus may include a sewer jetter attachment and a sewer jetter hose.
Mesa Diversified Llc.


03/24/16
20160087558 
 Motor control apparatus having a function of determining start of machine protecting operation patent thumbnailMotor control apparatus having a function of determining start of machine protecting operation
A motor control apparatus includes: a rectifier converting ac power into dc power; a smoothing capacitor provided for a dc link; an inverter connected to the dc link and mutually converts power between dc power and ac power; an ac voltage detector detecting voltage of a power supply; a voltage amplitude calculator converting the ac voltage value into a power supply voltage amplitude value; a power failure detector detecting a state of power failure when the power supply voltage amplitude value has continued to be equal to or lower than a first threshold for a predetermined period; a dc voltage detector detecting the dc voltage of the smoothing capacitor; and, a protecting operation start determining unit notifying the inverter of the actuation of axis stoppage or axis retraction when a power failure is detected and when the dc voltage value is equal to or lower than a second threshold.. .
Fanuc Corporation


03/24/16
20160086591 
 Adjustable, floor-mounted electric guitar effect performance and storage apparatus patent thumbnailAdjustable, floor-mounted electric guitar effect performance and storage apparatus
Embodiments are directed to an adjustable, floor-mounted electric guitar effect performance and storage apparatus for providing easier access to effect pedals and/or floorboards used by guitarists on stage during practices and/or performances. The apparatus includes two platforms, a lower and an upper, each of which is capable of holding various configurations of electric guitar effect pedals and/or floorboards.

03/24/16
20160085343 
 Micro deflectors on touch sensor patent thumbnailMicro deflectors on touch sensor
In various embodiments, a touch surface may comprise multiple individual sensors, each of which is capable of mechanical deflection in a direction parallel to the surface, with the device using the touch surface being able to detect such deflection in each sensor. With this capability, the device may be able to detect intended movement of a touch over the touch surface even if no additional sensors are activated by that movement.
Intel Corporation


03/24/16
20160083942 

Auto-retracting mechanism for faucet spray head


An auto-retracting faucet spray head has an auto-retract mechanism, which includes a docking assembly provided at the end of the faucet body to facilitate automatic retraction and docking of the spray head. The docking assembly includes a spring-loaded mechanism that automatically docks the spray head to the faucet body when an adapter coupled to the spray head engages the docking assembly..
As Ip Holdco, Llc


03/24/16
20160082867 

System and seat retraction during an autonomous driving mode


Example embodiments presented herein are directed toward a seat assembly, and corresponding method, for seat retraction in a vehicle during an autonomous driving mode. Seat refraction is provided by detecting a user initiated input for the retraction.
Volvo Car Corporation


03/24/16
20160082217 

Automatically adjusting headgear for patient interface


A headgear for securing a mask to a user's face is described. The headgear requires a first load force to elongate the headgear and, when fitted to a user, applies a balanced fit force that substantially equals a load force applied to the headgear during respiratory therapy.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited


03/24/16
20160081789 

Method and coupling soft tissue to a bone


A method and apparatus for coupling a soft tissue implant into a locking cavity formed within a bone is disclosed. The apparatus includes a member to pull the soft tissue implant into a femoral tunnel.
Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc


03/24/16
20160081321 

Positioning system for a sprayer boom


A positioning system, for a boom having right and left boom arms, comprises: a first actuator for moving the right boom arm relative to a support frame; a second actuator for moving the left boom arm relative to a support frame; a first hydraulic link between the first and second actuators; and a hydraulic control device for controlling movement of hydraulic fluid within the first hydraulic link, thereby controlling extension and/or retraction of the first and second actuators.. .
Norac Systems International Inc.


03/17/16
20160079051 

Integrated nanospray system


Integrated nanospray ionization package, comprising a nanospray emitter, a push button carriage with button element projecting through a bore in said package, an integral high voltage contact pin, a bore in said package for reversible protrusion of the nanospray emitter, a push-and-retract spring mechanism in which the range of forward motion of the emitter is not dependent on range of travel of the said button, and then upon actuation of said button element and spring element for retraction of said nanospray emitter, said nanospray emitter is pushed forward to establish electrical contact, and upon release of said button retracts and breaks the electrical contact.. .
New Objective, Inc.


03/17/16
20160076611 

High-low pad retraction spring


A device comprising a connection plate having a first end and a second end and two or more spring arms connected to and extending from the second end of the connection plate at an angle and having a portion that extends back toward the connection plate, wherein the two or more spring arms, when moved during a brake apply, provide an axial force toward the connection plate. The device may be used within a brake assembly, which further includes a caliper; a support bracket having a leading end and a trailing end, wherein the leading end, the trailing end, or both, have one or more projections; a rotor extending through the support bracket; and two or more brake pads located within the support bracket on opposing sides of the rotor..
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160076558 

Method of increasing electro-hydrostatic actuator piston velocity


Provided is a system and method to generate and control hydraulic fluid flow that exceeds the fluid flow capacity of an electrically driven pump to achieve high actuator retraction/extension speeds and/or electrical flow capacity of an electrical storage system to better control electrical storage. Electric machines and hydraulic pumps generally have a maximum speed beyond which they cannot be operated at.
Parker-hannifin Corporation


03/17/16
20160075311 

Vehicle leveling assembly with digital sensor


Aspects herein relate to using a 6-axis digital sensor for feedback for controlling the extension or retraction of jacks for control of the angular orientation of a structure, or other means for accomplishing the same.. .
Norco Industries, Inc.


03/17/16
20160074653 

Surgical instrument having a bipolar end effector assembly and a deployable monopolar assembly


A deployment and retraction mechanism for deploying and retracting a deployable component of a surgical instrument includes a gear assembly, a slider, and one or more actuators. The slider is translatable between a proximal position, corresponding to a storage condition of the deployable component, and a distal position, corresponding to a use condition of the deployable component.
Covidien Lp


03/17/16
20160074107 

Surgical instrument having a bipolar end effector assembly and a deployable monopolar assembly


A deployment and retraction mechanism for a surgical instrument includes a gear box defining a longitudinal slot, a slider, a ring gear, and a planet gear. The slider is configured to engage a deployable component of the surgical instrument and is translatable along the longitudinal slot between a proximal end, corresponding to a storage condition of the deployable component, and a distal end, corresponding to a use condition of the deployable component.
Covidien Lp


03/17/16
20160073785 

Retraction and extension device for a foot and/or leg support of an item of seating and/or lounging furniture


A retraction and extension device (100) for a foot and/or leg support of an item of seating and/or lounging furniture, with two substantially parallel arms (102), each arm (102) includes a first fastener (106) for rotatable fastening to a chassis (108) of the item of seating and/or lounging furniture, second fastener (110) for fastening the foot and/or leg support to the respective arm (102), and a plurality of struts arranged in two rows (104), in each of the rows (104) the struts of the respective row (104) are connected in a rotatable manner to each other. Some of the struts in each of the rows (104) are connected in a rotatable manner to at least one strut of the respective other row (104), wherein the first and the second fastener are spaced apart from each other by a distance of less than 50 cm..
Innotec Motion Gmbh


03/10/16
20160068366 

Detachable wire management device


A wire management device for providing ability to wind, unwind and retract wires, cords, cables, strings, threads and similar objects onto a spool. By having wire brought onto the spool from one side through a slot, hole, opening, or over the edge of spool wall, the device may engage loose, unilaterally or bilaterally attached wires external to it, thereby delivering a new functionality and also making it portable and reusable.

03/10/16
20160067453 

Catheter insertion device including retractable needle


A catheter insertion device for inserting a catheter into a body of a patient is disclosed. The catheter insertion device includes a retractable needle for establishing access to a subcutaneous vessel of the patient and a manually extensible guidewire for guiding the initially attached catheter into the vessel.
C. R. Bard, Inc.


03/03/16
20160061327 

Cylinder assembly


A cylinder assembly may include a cylinder end having a cylinder end opening, a cylinder barrel, a piston, a rod, and a shaft. An opening through the piston forms a sleeve passing through a portion of the piston.
Gomaco Corporation


03/03/16
20160061232 

Energy efficient fluid powered linear actuator with variable area


Hydraulic actuation systems having variable displacements and energy recovery capabilities include cylinders with pistons disposed inside of barrels. When operating in energy consuming modes, high speed valves pressurize extension chambers or retraction chambers to provide enough force to meet or counteract an opposite load force.
Ut-battelle, Llc


03/03/16
20160061229 

Energy efficient fluid powered linear actuator with variable area and concentric chambers


Hydraulic actuation systems having concentric chambers, variable displacements and energy recovery capabilities include cylinders with pistons disposed inside of barrels. When operating in energy consuming modes, high speed valves pressurize extension chambers or retraction chambers to provide enough force to meet or counteract an opposite load force.
Ut-battelle, Llc


03/03/16
20160060941 

Coaxially extending arm for door closing operator


An arm for connecting a mounting foot to a motor in a door closer system having two segments between which a junction is formed that allows the segments low-friction coaxially-restricted extension and retraction motions relative to each other. A motor shaft connection at the attachment end of the first arm segment transmits rotational force from a shaft of a door closer motor, and a mounting foot at the opposite end of the second arm segment communicates the rotational force from the first arm segment to the mounting foot..

03/03/16
20160060936 

Sliding door arrangement


A sliding door arrangement with a sliding door, a rail guiding a sliding motion of the door, and an attenuation and retraction device. The attenuation and retraction device includes a lid with a slot that is open towards the rail.
Elfa International Ab


03/03/16
20160060935 

Sliding door


A sliding door for use with a rail system, having a rail, which guides a sliding motion of the door, and an attenuation and retraction device, which brakes the sliding motion of the door at a brake position in the vicinity of a door end position and retracts the door to the end position. The sliding door includes a pin, which is slideably attached to the door, slideable between a pin retracted position and a pin extended position, a tip of the pin interacting with the attenuation and retraction device.
Elfa International Ab


03/03/16
20160060920 

Impact resistant lock and tilt latch combination for a sliding sash window


A sash window fastener includes lock and latch assemblies, and a fitting. The lock mounts upon the meeting rail, and includes a pivotable cam to engage a keeper on the master frame, and a pivotable arm acting as a follower.
Vision Industries Group. Inc.


03/03/16
20160059656 

Vibration damper


The invention relates to a vibration damper for damping spring retraction and/or spring extension forces on motor vehicles, which includes an inner pressure medium cylinder (1), in which a piston (2) with a piston rod (3) is axially slidably arranged, which divides the inner pressure medium cylinder (1) into a retraction chamber (4) and an extension chamber (5), in which an electrorheological fluid as a pressure medium is contained, wherein the retraction chamber (4) and the extension chamber (5) is connected through at least one throttle gap (6) between the inner cylinder tube (1) and an electrode tube (7) arranged coaxially thereto, and that the electrode tube (7) is surrounded coaxially by a spaced-apart further outer tube (8), which together with the electrode tube (7) forms a gas pressure chamber (9), which is connected through a bottom valve (10) with the retraction chamber (4). The invention is characterized in that at least two axially linear or helically shaped seal means (11) are arranged between the inner cylinder tube (1) and the electrode tube (7), wherein the seal means divide the throttle gap (6) into at least two similar valve partial gaps (12, 13), and that a first throttled non-return valve (14) which opens toward the gas pressure chamber (9) is arranged between the extension chamber (5) and the gas pressure chamber (9)..
Fludicon Gmbh


03/03/16
20160058444 

Devices and methods for manually retracting a drive shaft, drive beam, and associated components of a surgical fastening device


A surgical fastening device provides a mechanism for manually retracting the drive shaft, drive beam, and associated components in the event of a jamming or misfiring condition. The device includes a handle housing from which an elongate shaft extends and an end effector at a distal end of the shaft.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


02/25/16
20160056754 

Solar tracking-type photovoltaic power generation system control device and solar tracking-type photovoltaic power generation system


Provided is a solar tracking-type photovoltaic power generation system control device that can suppress a decrease in the amount of power generation, the decrease being due to a retraction control. A solar tracking-type photovoltaic power generation system 1 includes a solar cell 2 and driving means 3 that inclines and rotates the solar cell 2 so that a light-receiving surface 2b of the solar cell 2 tracks the sun.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


02/25/16
20160053837 

Multiple piece pad clip


A pad clip comprising two or more discrete pieces comprising: one or more clip body sections including a bridge attachment segment located at a bridge end, a spring attachment segment located at a spring end, or both; and one or more bridge sections, one or more retraction springs, or both; wherein the two or more discrete pieces are adapted to be attached together at the bridge attachment segment, spring attachment segment, or both. The teachings also include a method of forming the pad clip, comprising: forming two or more clip body sections, each clip body section including a spring attachment segment; forming one or more retraction springs; attaching the one or more retraction springs to the spring attachment segment of the two or more clip body sections; and installing the pad clip about a support bracket of a brake assembly..
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160053564 

Systems and methods for core recovery


The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for determining the retraction rate of a coring bit based on sensed environmental factors associated with coring operations. In certain embodiments, a downhole tool is positioned in a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation, coring operations are commenced by rotating a coring bit of the downhole tool and extending the rotating coring bit into a first location along a sidewall of the wellbore, a first environmental factor associated with the coring operations at the first location is sensed, and a rate of retraction of the coring bit at the first location is determined based on the first sensed environmental factor..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


02/25/16
20160053511 

Reinforced strike assembly


A reinforced door strike assembly comprises a housing having an opening for admission and retraction of a door latch. At least one keeper arm is movably attached to the housing, and movable between a closed position where the opening is occluded and an open position where the door latch may be released from the opening.
Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.


02/25/16
20160052759 

Actuator in a lift truck


An actuator may comprise: cylinder structure, ram structure and a cushioning seal. The cylinder structure may comprise a cylinder tube, a cylinder base and a cylinder cap.
Crown Equipment Corporation


02/25/16
20160052425 

Seat for vehicles


A vehicle seat which can retract a seat body in a refraction floor with components of a refraction structure not arranged on a surface of the retraction floor is provided by a simple structure. This includes: a support leg detachably retained by a leg retaining member, located on a vehicle body floor, and supporting a seat cushion; and a support base connected to the vehicle body floor to support a pivotable seat back.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160051127 

Manipulator, manipulator system, and manipulator control method


A manipulator including an insert unit capable of being inserted into the body cavity, an operating unit for operation of the insert unit, an extending/retracting unit for moving the insert unit forward or backward, a drive unit for driving the insert unit and extending/retracting unit, and a control unit for controlling the drive unit in association with operation of said operating unit. The insert unit includes a bendable portion, the drive unit includes a bending movement driving portion for generating driving force for bending the bendable portion and an extension/retraction driving portion for generating driving force for moving the extending/retracting unit forward or backward, and the control unit controls the extension/retraction driving portion and bending movement driving portion in association with operation of the operating unit..
Olympus Corporation


02/18/16
20160046462 

System and automating line retraction on a reel


A system and method are disclosed for automating extension and/or retraction of a line on a spool. The system detachably couples a spool of line to an automated winding portion such as a power drill, extends the line out from the spool in some embodiments, positions a distal end of the line at a desired position, performs an operation with the line, and automatically retracts the line.

02/18/16
20160046420 

Sports water bottle


A sports water bottle includes a bottle body and a water stopper. The bottle body has a liquid inlet.
Sienna Group Corporation


02/18/16
20160045715 

Catheter assembly with segmented stabilization system


A catheter assembly with segmented or step-wise deployment stabilization system includes a base or handle, puncture needle extending from the handle, and a deployment mechanism or mechanisms to selectively extend from the distal end of the needle for first length a hollow stabilizing component and as a second step to a second further length a stabilizing guide wire element. The needle will gain sub-dermal access to the patient to the intended position for deployment of a catheter.
University Of Iowa Research Foundation


02/18/16
20160045677 

Auto-retractible syringe


An auto-retracting hypodermic syringe has a housing extending axially to form a collar and housing interacting syringe components, an outer barrel is fixed within or forms part of the housing and an inner barrel is slidably mounted within the outer barrel for rearward movement within the outer barrel, the inner barrel has a mount for mounting a hypodermic needle on it or a needle already within a mount; a plunger has a piston on its distal end for withdrawing liquid dosage into the inner barrel when the plunger is pulled back and for injecting dosage when the plunger is pushed forward; axially-spaced, different-diameter discs on the plunger engage with radially pivoting, hinged latching arms formed on the proximal end of the housing and there are other associated latch members on the inner barrel and the housing which move inwards and outwards in correspondence with forward and rearward movements of the plunger; a coil spring is placed between the housing and inner barrel to exert needle retraction force against the inner barrel to retract it into the housing after completion of injection of syringe contents whereupon a latch locks it into the housing.. .

02/18/16
20160045676 

Single-use pneumatic safety syringe providing gas-driven needle retraction


A pneumatic retractable syringe has a plunger having an interior retraction lumen. The plunger and syringe barrel have cooperating locking elements so that the plunger is locked after use within the syringe barrel.
L.o.m. Laboratories Inc.


02/18/16
20160045670 

Medicament delivery devices for administration of a medicament within a prefilled syringe


An apparatus includes a housing, a medicament container and a movable member. The medicament container is configured to move within the housing between a first position and a second position in response to a force produced by an energy storage member.
Kaleo, Inc.


02/18/16
20160045349 

Endoprosthesis delivery system with improved retraction


The present disclosure includes an endoprosthesis delivery system comprising an elongate member, such as a catheter, an endoprosthesis, a covering member disposed about the endoprosthesis, a tip, and an end cap. The tip and end cap can be integral to each other.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.


02/18/16
20160045272 

Method and system for moving a plurality of articulated instruments in tandem back towards an entry guide


A medical robotic system includes articulated instruments extending out of a distal end of an entry guide. Prior to pivoting the entry guide to re-orient it and the instruments, the instruments are moved in tandem back towards the entry guide.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


02/18/16
20160045000 

Retractable wheel mechanism


A wheel retraction mechanism for use on travel luggage, the retraction mechanism causing the extension and retraction of one or more wheels upon relative movement of two adjacent members. The members comprise two engaging actuation surfaces which, upon relative longitudinal movement, create a movement in a different direction, which can be used to extend or retract wheels from a piece of travel luggage..
The Pukka Luggage Company Limited


02/11/16
20160040453 

Latch actuating device


The present invention is directed to a latch actuating device that includes a handle and a base. The handle has a cavity that houses a lockset, a drive cam, and a driven cam.
Hmi Usa, Inc.


02/11/16
20160040380 

Snowblower skid shoe height adjustment mechanism


A snowblower skid shoe height adjustment mechanism includes a linear actuator mounted to an auger housing. The linear actuator may be connected to a switch in an operator station.
Deere & Company


02/11/16
20160039648 

A lift truck equipped with stabilizer means


A lift truck comprises a chassis (1) movable on wheels (2) and a rotating platform (3) which supports an operating arm (4); stabilizing means are provided for resting on the ground and positioned at the front as well as at the back. The stabilizing means consist of two pairs of two telescopically extensible arms (5), each one comprising a first segment (6) and a second segment (7).
C.m.c. S.r.l. - Societa Unipersonale


02/11/16
20160038688 

Dual chamber mixing device for a syringe


A mixing device and a retractable syringe comprising same are provided. The mixing device comprises concentric outer and inner barrels that form an outer chamber, the inner barrel having an inner chamber.
Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd


02/11/16
20160038219 

Multipurpose electrosurgical device


An electrosurgical device and methods of use thereof. In an embodiment, the device comprises a multipurpose electrosurgical device comprising a handle, a shaft distal to the handle, a first, retractable electrode and a second non-retractable electrode, the electrodes adjacent a distal end of the shaft.
Medtronic Advanced Energy Llc


02/11/16
20160038195 

Retraction devices, systems, and methods for minimally invasive spinal surgery


A system for mounting a retractor tube to a spine without a guidewire is disclosed. The system includes an awl, a first dilator configured to be advanced over the awl, a retractor tube configured to be advanced over the first dilator, wherein an outer surface of the retractor tube defines a plurality of channels, and a plurality of pins adapted to be received within the plurality of channels, wherein the plurality of pins secure the retractor tube to the at least one vertebral body of the spine.
K2m, Inc.


02/11/16
20160038172 

System for tissue dissection and retraction


A system for tissue dissection and retraction is disclosed herein. A tissue dissection assembly generally comprises an elongate body shaft, an actuation member movable relative to the elongate body shaft, and at least one dissector arm member having at least a first end attached to the elongate body shaft, wherein the at least one dissector arm member is adapted to reconfigure within a plane from a low profile to an expanded profile when urged via the actuation member, and wherein the at least one dissector arm is further adapted to dissect tissue within the plane.

02/04/16
20160037049 

Imaging apparatus, client apparatus, imaging system, controlling imaging apparatus, controlling client apparatus, and controlling imaging system


An imaging apparatus connectable to a client apparatus via a network includes an imaging optical system, an image sensor, an infrared cut filter (ircf) driving circuit that inserts and retracts an ircf into and from an optical path of the imaging optical system, and a communication circuit that receives, from the client apparatus, an automatic insertion and retraction control command for causing the imaging apparatus to automatically control insertion and retraction of the ircf and additional information about insertion and retraction of the ircf. The communication circuit transmits, to the client apparatus, operation information indicating which of cases the imaging apparatus uses the additional information received by the communication circuit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160032695 

Telemetry operated expandable liner system


A deployment assembly for expanding a liner string in a wellbore includes: a tubular mandrel having a bore therethrough; an expander linked to the mandrel and operable between an extended position and a retracted position; an extension tool disposed along the mandrel and operable to extend the expander; and a retraction tool disposed along the mandrel. The retraction tool has: an upper piston in fluid communication with the mandrel bore and operable to retract the expander; a lower piston in fluid communication with the mandrel bore and operable to balance the upper piston; a valve disposed between the pistons for isolating the lower piston from the upper piston in a closed position; and an electronics package linked to the valve for opening and closing the valve in response to receiving a command signal..
Weatherford/lamb, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027464 

Recording medium changer and control method


A conveying block 20 for conveying recording mediums between slots 15 and a drive block 16 is provided with a recording medium delivery block 50 for delivering the recording mediums to and from the slots 15 or the drive block 16, an extendable and retractable rail portion for moving the recording medium delivery block to a desired slot, and a control block 17 for controlling extension and retraction operation of the rail portion 31. The control block 17 determines whether the slots 15 are provided in an expansion area provided in an extending direction of the rail portion 31, and when the slots 15 are provided in the expansion area, the rail portion 31 is extended so that the recording medium delivery block 50 is moved to the desired slot in the expansion area.
Sony Corporation


01/28/16
20160024870 

Asymmetrical button for ram-type blowout preventers


An asymmetrical ram button is provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a blowout preventer including such a button.
Cameron International Corporation


01/28/16
20160023763 

Loudspeaker system


A seat integrating a loudspeaker system includes a seat having a seat body having a horizontally oriented seat bottom and a seat back secured thereto. The loudspeaker system includes a sound assembly mounted within the seat back for selective movement between a storage orientation and a use orientation.

01/28/16
20160022457 

Catheter with retractable cover and pressurized fluid


Apparatus and method for delivering and deploying an intravascular device into the vessel including an outer and inner tube that are axially linked by a housing structure at the proximal end of the catheter, and a retractable sleeve structure having a middle tube and sleeve tip. The sleeve tip is sealed to the inner tube at the distal end, and continuously extends into the middle tube.
Medinol Ltd.


01/28/16
20160022381 

Cheek retractor device and method


Cheek retraction devices including an upper frame element configured to bear against and retract soft oral tissue from one or more teeth of an upper dental arch, a lower frame element configured to bear against and retract soft oral tissue from one or more teeth of a lower dental arch. The upper and lower frame elements may each include left and right frame portions wherein the upper and lower left frame portions are joined to one another to form a v-shaped hinge on one side of the frame, while upper and lower right frame portions are joined to one another to form a v-shaped hinge on another side of the frame.
Ultradent Products, Inc.


01/28/16
20160022304 

Small diameter laparoscopic tool having releasable tip


A laparoscopy tool includes a sheath and a control wire slideably disposed within a lumen of the sheath. The sheath has a diameter of less than 1.6 mm and is introduced through an abdominal incision.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.


01/28/16
20160022296 

A clot removal device


A clot retrieval system comprises a clot retrieval device, a catheter 51, and a tubular shield element 61. The clot retrieval device comprises an elongate member 53 having a proximal end and a distal end, and a clot engaging element 54 at the distal end of the elongate member 53 the clot engaging element 54 having a collapsed delivery configuration and an expanded deployed configuration.
Neuravi Limited


01/28/16
20160022257 

Wound retractor device


A wound protector and retractor device 1 comprises a sleeve 2, a distal member provided by a distal ring 3 of resilient material and a proximal member provided by a proximal ring 4. The sleeve 2 is led around the ring 3 and is free to move axially relative to the distal ring 3 somewhat in the manner of a pulley.
Atropos Limited


01/28/16
20160022108 

Robot cleaner and controlling the same


Disclosed are a robot cleaner and a method for controlling the same, capable of controlling a travelling or cleaning pattern of a robot cleaner in accordance with extension and retraction operations of an auxiliary cleaning tool to perform an efficient cleaning operation. The robot cleaner includes a plurality of auxiliary cleaning units mounted to a bottom of the robot cleaner such that the auxiliary cleaning units are extendable and retractable, and a control unit to extend the auxiliary cleaning units while travelling in a wall tracing manner along the periphery of the cleaning region and/or when an obstacle is sensed, and to retract the auxiliary cleaning units while the robot cleaner travels in an inner portion of the cleaning region when traveling of the periphery of the cleaning region is finished..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160018222 

Device for making collinear equidistant marks


The present invention is directed to a marking device that includes a main backplate. At the center of the marking device there may be a central hole, and attached to the backplate, are two extendable arms, each designed with a pin attachment to make marks and/or small holes in the wall material.

01/21/16
20160015943 

Intravenous catheter insertion device and use


A catheter insertion device includes a housing, a needle, a catheter, a guidewire, and an actuator mechanism including a biasing member. The needle is attached to a needle carrier having a proximal end disposed in the housing, the needle having an insertion position and a retraction position with respect to the housing.
Vascular Pathways, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015390 

Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments


A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of a rotary retraction motion thereto.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015377 

Mechanical retraction via tethering for lung volume reduction


A device and method for reducing the volume of a tissue region, the device including a first fixation element, a second fixation element, and a tethering device, where the first and second fixation elements are slidably secured onto said tether, and the first and second fixation elements are radially self-expanding fixation elements.. .
Ethicon, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015374 

Guidance system mounts for surgical introducers


A delicate tissue retraction system having a retractor, an introducer and a clamp mechanism. The retractor has a hollow retractor passage extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal retractor end to a distal retractor end.
Vycor Medical, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015251 

Actuating member and medical apparatus


An actuating member, which makes a flexible elongated member for medical use perform a predetermined action, includes a push/pull member and an operating member. The push/pull member includes a first moving portion and a second moving portion which are disposed on a proximal side and are movable relative to each other, a first extending portion that extends from the first moving portion, and a second extending portion that extends from the second moving portion.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


01/21/16
20160015250 

Actuating member and medical device


An actuating member for making a flexible elongate member for medical use perform a predetermined action includes a push/pull member, an operating member, and an advancing member. The push/pull member includes a first moving portion and a second moving portion, which are movable relative to each other.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


01/21/16
20160015249 

Actuating member and medical device


An actuating member for making a flexible elongate member for medical use perform a predetermined action. The actuating member includes a push/pull member, an operating member, and a cam member.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


01/14/16
20160010701 

Harmonic drive assembly with selective disconnect and method


A harmonic drive assembly with selective disconnect includes a motor with a motor drive shaft, a harmonic drive operatively coupled to the motor drive shaft, and a wave generator operatively coupled to the motor drive shaft and a flex gear of the harmonic drive. Also included is a ring gear of the harmonic drive operatively coupled to the flex gear with a plurality of ring gear teeth configured to mesh with a plurality of flex gear teeth.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation


01/14/16
20160010591 

Device for modulating a gas ejection section


A modulator device for modulating a gas ejection section, includes a shutter member for partially shutting a nozzle throat, a control guide of the shutter member, a main piston, and a primer piston. The control guide is movable between a retraction position for retracting the partial shutter element relative to the nozzle throat and a shutting position in which the partial shutter element is in contact with the nozzle throat.
Herakles


01/14/16
20160009391 

Stable low aspect ratio flying wing


A low aspect ratio flying wing provides aerodynamic stability throughout the flight envelope with improved aerodynamic efficiency. Insufficient stability and reduced aerodynamic efficiency typical of low aspect ratio flying wings is improved through wing design and proper application and placement of horizontal stabilizers and boundary layer control.

01/14/16
20160009382 

Self-orienting aircraft landing gear


An aircraft landing gear self-orients so to align itself within a plane parallel to the plane defined by the aircraft's roll and yaw axis. A nose gear of a tricycle landing gear configuration includes the ability to not only caster 360 degrees but also self-orient itself to be aligned parallel with the plane defined by the aircraft's roll and yaw axis once removed from any interaction with the ground.
Icon Aircraft, Inc.


01/14/16
20160008936 

Pin clamp with multi-thickness clamping feature


A pin clamp for clamping a workpiece includes a housing having a longitudinal axis and a locating pin extending through the housing. The locating pin is sized to be positioned within an opening of the workpiece.
Phd, Inc.


01/14/16
20160008018 

Endoscopic instrument


Endoscopic instrument having a shaft extending between a proximal end and a distal end along a longitudinal direction, wherein a working section on the distal end and an actuating element on the proximal end are operatively connected by a thrust element extending along the longitudinal direction, wherein the working section has a jaw piece with first and second jaw parts, which jaw piece is arranged pivotably on a jaw part holder, which is arranged in the shaft so as to be displaceable along the longitudinal direction and rotatable about the longitudinal direction and the thrust element is coupled to the jaw piece, wherein the jaw piece, in the closed state, can be retracted into the shaft, and a blocking device is provided in the instrument which is configured to block a retraction of the jaw piece into the shaft in a predefined angle range about the longitudinal direction.. .
Karl Storz Gmbh & Co. Kg


01/14/16
20160007817 

Mobile apparatus, particularly an autonomously mobile floor cleaning device


A mobile apparatus, particularly an autonomously mobile floor cleaning device, has a chassis and wheels, wherein at least one wheel is driven, and the driven wheel is connected to the chassis via a suspension element that supports the wheel and is movable relative to the chassis. In order to create an alternative mobile apparatus for negotiating an obstacle, the wheel for support on a subsurface over which the mobile apparatus can travel is influenced by a spring exerting a spring force and can be retracted and extended relative to the chassis with the aid of the suspension element, wherein the spring force is adjustable independently of an increase or decrease in the spring force caused by such extension or retraction, and in particular may be increased as the wheel is extended farther..
Vorwerk & Co. Interholding Gmbh


01/07/16
20160004257 

Metering valve and metering method


The invention discloses a metering valve for metering a metering material, having a valve chamber comprising an outlet aperture, a closure element arranged in or on to the valve chamber, a valve chamber casing and an actuator assembly realized to move at least the outlet aperture, preferably the valve chamber, relative to the valve chamber casing in an ejection direction and/or a retraction direction during operation such that, in at least one movement mode, metering material is expelled by the closure element through the outlet aperture by a movement of the outlet aperture in the ejection direction. The invention further discloses a metering method which can be performed by means of such a metering valve..
Vermes Microdispensing Gmbh


01/07/16
20160003572 

Gun mounting and display system and methods of performing the same


A weapon mounting unit including a rigid structure having a front surface, rear surface and an opening extending from the front surface to the rear surface, a grommet in the opening in the rigid structure, a retraction unit secured to the rear surface of the rigid structure, a tethering unit retractably secured to the retraction unit on a first end and to a weapon on a second end, and a weapon mounting unit secured to the front surface of the rigid structure that is configured to mount the weapon on the front surface of the rigid structure.. .
Marengo Gun Shop


01/07/16
20160002949 

Collapsible gazebo frame with single activation feature


A collapsible canopy frame includes a plurality of side and central supports and a plurality of telescopic legs. A single activation feature provides for the extension and retraction, and the locking and unlocking of the canopy frame.
Withu E-commerce (shanghai) Ltd. Co.


01/07/16
20160001640 

Side window visor, a installation, and a motor vehicle having a side window visor


A side window visor designed to attach to a vehicle window channel. The side window visor can be arranged and configured to extend over a portion of a window area for preventing inclement weather from entering the, passenger cabin with the window slightly opened.
Lund Inc.


01/07/16
20160001443 

Suspended flying rig system


A suspended flying rig system includes a plurality of cables attached to a load support releasably securing a load. In response to retraction and/or deployment of at least one of the plurality of cables, motion is provided generally within a three-dimensional working space to the load support.
Tait Towers Manufacturing, Llc


01/07/16
20160001190 

Suspended flying rig system


A suspended flying rig system includes a plurality of cables attached to a load support releasably securing a load. In response to retraction and/or deployment of at least one of the plurality of cables, motion is provided generally within a three-dimensional working space to the load support.
Tait Towers Manufacturing, Llc


01/07/16
20160000419 

Surgical retractor


The invention relates to a surgical retractor, in particular, for spreading a severed sternum, comprising a first retaining device and a second retaining device, which each have a spreader arm with at least one retaining element held thereon, a holding device for holding the retaining devices on each other, and a drive device with which the distance of the spreader arms from each other along a retraction direction is alterable for transfer to a spread position. In order to provide a retractor of this kind which, having a compact design, is easy to handle, it is proposed in accordance with the invention that the retaining devices each have a holding arm connected to the respective spreader arm, and both holding arms couple with the drive device and be displaceable via the drive device relative to each other and relative to the holding device along a displacement direction..
Aesculap Ag


12/31/15
20150377371 

Intelligent pressure relief device for a double isolation valve


A pressure relief device for a double isolation valve comprises a body with a valve cavity. The valve body has a pocket formed therein.
Petrolvalves S.r.l


12/31/15
20150377266 

Compensator nut


Compensation nut, of the type used to perform fixing together of two parts which may be joined together at a slightly variable distance while maintaining said distance separating them, used for example in motor vehicles in order to fix the supports of dashboards to the vehicle structure, said nut being formed by a combination of a top part, one or more intermediate nuts and a base clip or nut, which are provided with threads which allow mutual mating thereof and mutual retraction or extension thereof by means of a single screwing operation, said threads each being provided with stops which limit relative displacement thereof.. .
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


12/31/15
20150376928 

Hydraulically operated overhead tilt-up door


There present invention relates to a single panel, hydraulically driven door system. The door and hydraulic cylinder are mounted to the door frame so the door and door frame can be easily installed to a building rough opening.

12/31/15
20150375713 

Belt retractor with an electromotive winding aid and activating an electromotive winding aid for a belt retractor


The invention relates to a belt retractor with an electromotive winding aid (4) comprising a belt shaft (1) which is pretensioned in the winding-up direction by a spring and is mounted rotatably in a frame (3) of the belt retractor on which a belt strap (2) can be wound up. The electromotive winding aid (4) can be activated as a function of the belt-strap-retraction speed (brs)..
Autoliv Development Ab


12/31/15
20150375378 

Apparatus for rapid installation of threaded fasteners


An apparatus for rapid installation of threaded fasteners is provided. The apparatus includes a drive portion configured for being received by a rotary tool, a bit holder extending from the drive portion and configured for receiving a tool bit, the bit holder defining an elongate portion, and a sleeve configured for translatable movement along the elongate portion.
Rda Werks, Llc


12/31/15
20150375375 

Squeezing head torque tool


A uniquely designed torque wrench having a torque body, the torque body attached to a drive head, the drive head entering a contracted stated during extension of a rod of a hydraulic cylinder, and entering an expanded state during the retraction of the rod of a hydraulic cylinder.. .
Francis Torq/lite, Inc.


12/31/15
20150375370 

Pin clamp with multi-thickness clamping feature


A pin clamp for clamping a workpiece includes a housing and a locating pin extending through the housing and having a longitudinal axis. The locating pin is sized to be positioned within an opening of the workpiece.
Phd, Inc.


12/31/15
20150375314 

Table saws


Table saws are disclosed. The table saws can include a blade, an arbor, an arbor block, an elevation carriage, and a latch that connects the arbor block and the elevation carriage.
Sd3, Llc


12/31/15
20150374475 

Expandable mesh with locking feature


The present embodiments provide an expandable mesh comprising a first coupling element, a second coupling element, and an intermediate portion disposed between the first coupling element and the second coupling element. Proximal retraction of the first coupling element relative to the second coupling element causes the intermediate portion to flare out to an enlarged width.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc


12/31/15
20150374418 

Flexible spinal driver or drill with a malleable core, and/or fixed core radius


The improvement is a spinal instrument (preferably, a bone screw driver) having a flexible shaft comprising a plurality of interlocking segments carried on a malleable core rod. The flexible shaft allows a screwdriver handle to be perfectly in-line with the cage inserter if desired, while still taking advantage of the tactile feel and torque transmission of the flex segment in its bent position.
Depuy Synthes Products, Llc


12/31/15
20150374359 

Suture apparatus, system and method


A suture apparatus having a housing, actuator and capture rod, the actuator being engaged to the capture rod to form an actuator-capture rod assembly, an elongated cannula shaft having a lumen that extends through the shaft, and capture rod retraction means, the housing including an internal region that is configured to receive and support the capture rod retraction means, actuator proximal end and actuator rod distal end therein, wherein said capture rod retraction means is in communication with said actuator. The actuator-capture rod assembly and capture rod retraction means being positioned and configured to transition from a retracted position to an extended position when an actuation force is applied to the actuator and return the retracted position by the retraction means when the actuation force is released..
Suture Ease, Inc.




Retraction topics: Retraction, Tissue Retraction, Retaining Means, Veterinary Medicine, Laser Treatment, Vision Loss, Epithelium, Anterior Chamber, Aqueous Humor, Gear Mechanism, Position Sensing, Synchronous

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