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 Actuator mechanism patent thumbnailnew patent Actuator mechanism
An actuator system comprising a rotatable lock mechanism defining a path for an actuator pin as the actuator is expanded and retracted, wherein the lock mechanism defines an entry passage through which the pin enters as the actuator extends, a guide surface along which the pin travels from the entry passage as the actuator retracts, a locking recess into which the pin is guided by the guide surface, and an exit passage into which the pin is guided as it is caused to leave the lock recess by extension of the actuator and subsequent retraction; whereby a detent surface is provided to prevent the pin returning back into the lock recess when the actuator is extended to cause the pin to leave the lock recess; and whereby the lock mechanism provides a sloping engagement surface for the pin, either side of the entry passage.. .
Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited


 Swing type access system for an earth mover patent thumbnailnew patent Swing type access system for an earth mover
An access system (10) for an earth moving equipment (100) to allow a person to travel from ground level to an elevated position, said access system (10) includes an access means (12) mountable on to the earth moving equipment (100), and a retraction mechanism (50) to move the access means (10) between a deployed position (14) wherein a person can ascend or descend on the access means and a retracted position (16) wherein the access means (10) is stowed, and a locking means (52) moveable to an operative position wherein the locking means (52) restrains movement of the access means (10) in the retracted position (16).. .
Barjoh Pty Ltd


 Stopcock on a catheter-like or a sheath-like medical installation patent thumbnailnew patent Stopcock on a catheter-like or a sheath-like medical installation
A stopcock having a deflectable stopcock lever. Said stopcock is fixedly connected to a catheter-like or sheath-like medical installation for supplying drugs into a blood vessel of a patient or an animal or for withdrawing blood from the vessel, with a blocking device being provided on the stopcock, ensuring trouble-free retraction of the medical installation from the vessel or replacement of the medical installation.

 Subcutaneous inserter device patent thumbnailnew patent Subcutaneous inserter device
The invention relates to an inserter device for subcutaneously inserting a medical device, the inserter device comprising an outer part comprising one or more locking elements including a first locking element and one or more release elements including a first release element; a housing; and a functional part accommodated in the housing; wherein the housing comprises a sidewall with an inner surface forming a cavity, the housing extending from a first end to a second end along a first axis and comprising one or more housing guide members including a first housing guide member for engagement with one or more guide members of the functional part, and where the housing is at least partly covered by the outer part; wherein the functional part comprises a first part with a first body extending from a first end to a second end along the first axis, the first part comprising one or more first locking members; a second part releasably connected to the first part and comprising a second body extending from a first end to a second end along the first axis, the second part comprising a second guide member and one or more second locking members; an insertion needle attached to the second part; an insertion spring adapted for moving the first part from a first position to a second position in an insertion direction along the first axis in relation to the housing; and a retraction spring adapted for moving the second part from the second position to a third position in an extraction direction along the first axis in relation to the housing.. .
Unomedical A/s


 Double fire stapling patent thumbnailnew patent Double fire stapling
A tool assembly for a surgical stapling instrument includes anvil and cartridge assemblies movable between open and closed positions. The cartridge assembly includes a cartridge body defining a tissue contact surface and rows of staples.
Covidien Lp


 Method and  coupling soft tissue to a bone patent thumbnailnew patent 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


 Vacuum hose retraction system patent thumbnailnew patent Vacuum hose retraction system
The present invention provides unique portable or stationary hose retraction systems in a single compact unit having a hose, a chamber or plenum for storing the hose, a vacuum source, and a unique valve mechanism attached to the chamber or plenum for holding the hose in place while it is being used, and releasing the hose to allow it to be extended by the user or retracted by the system using the vacuum source. An optional debris collection chamber with filter may be provided adjacent to the vacuum hose chamber, such that the vacuum source draws air through both the debris collection chamber and through the vacuum hose chamber..
M.d. Manufacturing, Inc.


 Hydraulic tubing perforator patent thumbnailHydraulic tubing perforator
Methods and apparatus are presented for mechanically perforating a tubular positioned in a subterranean wellbore. A plurality of punch members are moved radially outward in response to hydraulic pressure from the tubing or other source into contact with the tubular.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


 Hidden extendable and retractable shower hose system patent thumbnailHidden extendable and retractable shower hose system
A hidden extendable and retractable shower hose system. The system is made up of a housing that contains a system of pulleys, a hose and a counterweight.

 Vascular dilators patent thumbnailVascular dilators
Technology disclosed herein provides a reduced transition between the edge of a rigid vascular dilator and the distal edge of the accompanying introducer sheath. Disclosed dilators can be segmented into two or more primarily longitudinally extending parts, can have rigid circumferential or semi-circumferential leading shoulders to minimize the transition between the dilator and the sheath edge, and can contain internal recesses to allow sequential retraction of segments once the introducer sheath is delivered to a target chamber.
Henry Ford Health System


Controlling tissue engineered heart valve geometry by using predefined inserts during culture


Various inserts, called shapers and spacers, are provided for controlling tissue engineered heart valve (tehv) leaflet geometry during culture. These inserts will prevent tehv leaflet retraction during culture, be able to control the leaflet geometry during culture, enable culturing tehv leaflets with a larger coaptation area, control the height of the coaptation area, maintain tehv leaflet curvatures, and/or enable possibilities to culture tehv leaflets in open configuration..
Universitaet Zuerich


Embolic protection device


The present invention includes an embolic protection device comprising a catheter having a self-expanding embolic filter that is disposed around the catheter proximal to a distal portion, wherein the embolic filter comprises a frame that has at least two lobes, and the frame defines an opening of the embolic filter that faces the distal end of the catheter; and a deployment mechanism that is disposed around at least a portion of the catheter, wherein the deployment mechanism is longitudinally movable with respect to the catheter, the deployment mechanism is configured to contain the embolic filter in a collapsed configuration, and the embolic filter is configured to self-expand upon the longitudinal retraction of the deployment mechanism.. .
Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions, Llc


Retractable storage system


A pull-out and drop-down storage system maximizing storage space and providing a user with convenient access to otherwise difficult to access storage space. The storage system may comprise a stationary support structure, a moveable section, and a guide rail linked to the top of the moveable section by a connector to direct the motion of the movable section between a retracted position and a more accessible position.

Telescopic actuator and aircraft engine comprising such an actuator


Telescopic actuator comprising an actuator body; a sleeve with a longitudinal axis mounted such as to rotate and extending at least partially into the body, said sleeve being held in axial position in the body by attachment means; a threaded rod mounted such as to slide telescopically in the longitudinal axis inside the sleeve and engaging with the sleeve by means of a helical link; rotating means suitable for rotating the sleeve such as to slide the threaded rod selectively between an extended position and a retracted position; locking means suitable for making the retraction of the helical link irreversible, such that a retraction of the threaded rod caused by a compression load is prevented when such a retraction is not caused by the driving means. Aircraft engine comprising at least one such actuator..
Sagem Defense Securite


Multi-position automated convertible vberth for marine vessels


A multiple position automated convertible v-berth system for marine vessels having a pair of independent bunks sections, and guide mechanisms for controlling the physical movement of the bunks from one configuration to another. Included is automatic actuation and electronic controls for activating movement of the bunks from one configuration to another in conjunction with the guide mechanism.
Boston Whaler, Inc.


Modular truck cap


A modular truck cap including at least two segments. The segments are actuated in such a manner so as to drop and slide during retraction and raise and slide during extension thereof.

Twin saw blade cutter


The present utility model relates to a twin saw blade cutter, improves upon the existing foundation of inner and outer saw blades, small and large output shafts, first and second gearwheels and a power gear shaft, etc., in that the small output shaft is designed with a first annular locking groove and a second annular locking groove located between the first and second gearwheels, a first locking spring which presses against a fifth bearing is mounted in the first annular locking groove, a second locking spring is mounted in the second annular locking groove, and at the same time a flexible piece which arches towards the side of the second locking spring is further sleeved on the small output shaft, the two ends of the flexible piece pressing against the second gearwheel and the second locking spring respectively. After adopting the above solution, it is possible to not only prevent outward protrusion of the small output shaft, but also prevent retraction of the small output shaft, and at the same time absorb the cumulative manufacturing tolerance of the various components and preload the small output shaft in the axial direction, thereby ensuring coincidence of the axial positions of the two shafts such that the inner saw blade has a limited amount of space for sliding movement left and right, and ensuring that there is an appropriate gap between the two saw blades at all times, such that the cutting operation may proceed smoothly and reliably..
Ningbo Blackpine Tools Co., Ltd


Catheter puncture device


Catheter puncture device (2) with a tubular housing (3), which merges into an extension piece for guiding the puncture needle (9) that carries a blood collection container (14), abutment and blocking element, and from which a branch portion (5) branches off through which a catheter (8) can be pushed into the elongate housing portion, with a safety housing (1) releasably connected to the tubular housing (3), wherein the puncture needle (9) is guided on or in this safety housing (1), and a locking mechanism is provided for the puncture needle (9) carrying a blood collection container (14) and retracted after the puncture such that, after the puncture, the retraction of the puncture needle (9) into the safety housing (1) and the advance of the catheter (8) into the tubular housing (3), it is possible for the safety housing (1), with the retracted puncture needle (9) locked therein and the blood collection container (14) attached to the puncture needle, to be detached from the tubular housing (3).. .

Auto-injector


Described is an autoinjector comprising a case, a drive carriage disposed in the case, and a plunger coupled to the drive carriage. The plunger is adapted to releasably engage a needle retraction mechanism in a syringe.
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh


Needle retraction mechanism for autoinjector


An aspect of some embodiments of the present invention relates to a needle safety mechanism for an autoinjector. Optionally, an unshielded needle may be safeguarded when there is a change in resistance discharging the injector payload.
Medimop Medical Projects Ltd.


Delivery device and delivery


A delivery device can include a number of different features including, one or more of but not limited to, the following. Shuttle and trigger retraction of an outer sheath.
Intact Vascular, Inc.


Delivery device and delivery


A delivery device can include a number of different features including, one or more of, but not limited to, the following. Shuttle and trigger retraction of an outer sheath.
Intact Vascular, Inc.


Delivery device and delivery


A delivery device can include a number of different features including, one or more of but not limited to, the following. Shuttle and trigger retraction of an outer sheath.
Intact Vascular, Inc.


Goggles with integral cleaning mechanism


Goggles include a lens mounted on a frame having a gasket adapted for seating against a user's face. A strap is attached to the frame for securing the goggles around the user's head.

Canopies and canopy support structures


A canopy support structure includes a support pole having a track, a three-dimensional array of hub pairs, and a plurality of articulating arms connecting the hub pairs. The track extends in a longitudinal direction along the support pole.
Articulatedshade, Llc


Aircraft landing gear and method


An amphibious aircraft has a tricycle landing gear that is movable between a retracted, or up, position and an extended, or down, position. Each member of the landing gear is protected in the forward direction by a hydrodynamic protector, or vane, or shoe, such as may tend to create lift when brought into engagement with water, as during landing.
E.b. Robinson Ltd.


Medicine feeding unit and medicine feeding apparatus


A medicine feeding unit configured to feed solid medicines, the unit including: a medicine feeder and a driven shaft; and a support having a driving shaft that is connected with the driven shaft, the support being configured to guide the medicine feeder so as to slide in a direction intersecting the axial direction of the driving shaft, and to detachably support the medicine feeder. The driven shaft has a driven shaft body and a driven engagement member.
Takazono Technology Incorporated


Retractable inflatable bone tamp


An inflatable bone tamp for performing a minimally invasive surgical procedure includes an outer shaft defining an internal lumen, an inflatable structure coupled to the outer shaft, and an inner shaft movably disposed within the internal lumen and coupled to a distal end region of the inflatable structure. The internal lumen is sized to receive the inflatable structure, such that by moving the inner shaft relative to the outer shaft, the inflatable structure can be retracted into the internal lumen (and likewise can be extended from within the internal lumen for deployment in bone).
Kyphon SÀrl


Helical bone fixation device


The present invention relates to a bone fixation device (1) for securing attachment between a screw and a vertebra comprising two pedicles, comprising a hollow cavity having a longitudinal axis, a distal part (2) having itself a distal end and (7) a proximal end (8), a proximal part (3) having itself a distal end (9) and a proximal end (10) and a flange at the proximal end (10), characterized in that: —the distal part (2) comprises a deformable area (2d) comprising at least three helical slots (6); and —the distal part (2) comprises a full portion (5) located distally after said at least three helical slots (6); further characterized in that said full portion (5) cooperates with the screw such that once the screw abuts against the flange (4) of the bone fixation device (1), further screwing causes the deformation of the deformable area (2d) of the distal part (2) and the retraction of the distal end of the distal part (7) towards the proximal end of the distal part (8); and in that after screwing, the borders of each at least three helical slots (6) abuts against each other.. .
Vexim


Low friction cannula seals for minimally invasive robotic surgery


Embodiments of a cannula seal are disclosed. In some embodiments, a cannula seal can include a base portion that engages with a cannula; and a seal portion integrally formed with the base portion that slidebly engages with an instrument shaft such that an insertion frictional force between the seal portion and the instrument shaft for insertion of the instrument shaft is symmetrical and substantially equal with a retraction frictional force..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


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, Llc


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, Llc


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, Llc


Circumferential wound retraction with support and guidance structures


Embodiments of a circumferential retractor having an attached supporting, manipulating or positioning tool are described. The retractor optionally includes a sealing member associated with an external member of the retractor and an external support structure that may be used with the retractor and positioning tool as needed..
Applied Medical Resources Corporation


Spring loaded, bistable connect/disconnect for mcc unit


A spring loaded, bistable connect/disconnect mechanism for a motor control center (mcc) unit 20, provides a secure and quick means to connect and disconnect the stab 30 of a mcc unit to a vertical power bus 24. The low profile mechanism comprises a series of flat links 6, 7, and 11 and an over-center spring 8 in the top of the mcc unit, for efficient use of space.
Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.


Rail vehicle with a completely retractable coupling


A rail vehicle has a bogie which rolls on a track in a direction of travel, a vehicle structure which is supported on the bogie, a rigid carrying structure which is arranged on the end side of the rail vehicle, and an end-side coupling opening through which a coupling extends for coupling further rail vehicles. A coupling securing device secures the coupling to the rail vehicle.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


Autoinjector having an end-of-dose visual indicator


An autoinjector that automatically retracts a needle contained therein includes an injection assembly, having a plunger and a movable piston coupled to the plunger, a retraction assembly coupled to the injection assembly, and an end-of-dose visual indicator disposed within the retraction assembly. The retraction assembly includes an opaque section, a transparent or translucent section coupled to the opaque section, and a drug container having a hypodermic needle.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.


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


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


Surgical retraction frame, surgical retraction systems, and methods of using same


A frame for supporting one or more surgical tools during a surgical procedure. The frame is connectable to a surgical table and has at least one transverse support assembly and at least one longitudinal support assembly.
The Uab Research Foundation


Retractor


A retractor (101) for retracting the margins of a wound opening (103) comprises an inner anchoring o-ring (105) attached to a cylindrical sleeve (106) at a distal end and a reinforcing o-ring (109) attached to a proximal end of the sleeve (106). The sleeve (106) is led between an inner ring part (110) and a corresponding recess (116) in an outer ring part (111).
Atropos Limited


Coaxial cable connector with inner pawl


A coaxial cable connector has a body and a longitudinal axis bounding an interior of the body. A pawl is carried in the interior of the body for engaging with a coaxial cable applied to the interior and for preventing the removal of the cable after having been applied to the interior.
Pct International, Inc.


Robot control device controlling robot based on external force applied to robot and robot system


In the past, sometimes a robot was made to unnecessarily retract. Therefore, this robot control device comprises a contact judging part which judges if the robot has contacted an object based on external force which is detected by the sensor, a stop command part which makes the robot stop when it is judged that the robot has contacted the object, a continuous contact judging part which judges if the robot continues to contact the object after making the robot stop, and a retraction command part which makes the robot retract in a direction away from the object when it is judged that the robot continues to contact the object..
Fanuc Corporation


System and safety syringe


One embodiment is directed to a system for injecting, comprising a syringe body defining an interior medicine chamber; a stopper member configured to be inserted into the interior medicine chamber to contain medicine within the medicine chamber; a plunger member configured to be manually manipulated to insert the stopper member relative to the syringe body; and a needle having proximal and distal ends, the proximal end comprising an anchoring geometry configured to be at least partially inserted into the stopper member such that upon retraction of the stopper member, the needle is pulled proximally along with the stopper to be at least partially contained within the interior medicine chamber.. .
Credence Medsystems, Inc.


Insertion and release system for implants


The invention relates to a device for the introduction of an implant (1) into blood vessels of the human body, said device comprising an implant (1), a pusher or insertion wire (14), and a tube-like sheathing (13), wherein the implant (1) is capable of being deformed inside a microcatheter in a manner that allows it to assume a shape of reduced diameter and, after omission of such external constraint exerted by the microcatheter, expand at the placement site and adapt to the blood vessel diameter, and wherein the implant (1) being provided at the proximal end with connection elements (6) attaching it to a retaining element (15) by means of which the implant (1) is coupled to the pusher wire (14), and wherein the retaining element (15) is provided with peripheral cutouts (16) into which the connecting elements (6) are fitted, with the tube-like sheathing (13) being drawn in a form-closed manner over the retaining element (15) with fitted connection elements (6) such that the connection elements (6) are secured within the cutouts (16) of the retaining element (15) and the implant (1) being released by the retraction of the tube-like sheathing (13) in proximal direction, with the outer diameter of the tube-like sheathing (13) varying between the proximal and the distal end. In this manner, high pliability is achieved in some sections of sheathing (13) which is conducive to maneuvering through narrow blood vessels, and, moreover, sufficient tensile strength is available for the purpose of releasing implant (1)..
Phenox Gmbh


A system to manipulate organs and instruments for minimally invasive surgery


The present invention is generally related to the art of minimally invasive surgery, and more specifically to reduced or single port laparoscopic surgery. This invention is a system of instruments that generally comprises of a surgical end effector, a receiver unit connected to the base of such an end effector, an external control link and an applicator for the control link.

Apparatuses for endoscopic cryo-biopsy and methods of use


An endoscopic cryoprobe system, comprising: a low friction canula slidable within an instrument channel of an endoscope tube; and, a low friction cryoprobe slidable within the canula and provided with a tissue specimen acquiring tip at the distal end of the cryoprobe, where the canula is sized and shaped to nest the cryoprobe and the specimen within for protection during retraction.. .

Wear assembly


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


Single-cylinder plug pin type telescopic arm, telescopic method thereof and crane having telescopic arm


The present invention relates to a single-cylinder plug pin type telescopic arm, a crane and a telescopic method thereof. The single-cylinder plug pin type telescopic arm includes a basic arm and at least one telescopic arm sleeved in the basic arm, wherein coaxial center holes are formed in the tails of the telescopic arms, and a telescopic oil cylinder is arranged in the center holes; the telescopic oil cylinder includes a cylinder rod and a cylinder barrel, at least two cylinder heads are fixedly sleeved on the outer side of the cylinder barrel in the longitudinal direction, and at least three arm pin holes are formed in each of the basic arm and the telescopic arms in the longitudinal direction.
Xuzhou Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd.


Steering wheel assembly for retracting a steering wheel in a vehicle


Example embodiments presented herein are directed toward a steering wheel assembly, and corresponding method, for retracting a steering wheel in a vehicle. In the steering wheel retraction, a steering column is configured to first pivot upwards about a horizontal axis directed along the vehicle's width via a pivoting member.
Volvo Car Corporation


Locking loop catheter


A drainage catheter system includes an elongate tube with proximal and distal ends and a filament extending the tube that is adjustable to create a closed loop at the distal end of the tube when the filament is retracted relative to the tube. The filament is coupled to the tube such that the filament and tube are prevented from being separated in the event that the tube and filament are cut at the proximal end at the conclusion of a drainage procedure.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc


Mandibular advancement and retraction via bone anchoring devices


Systems, methods, devices and apparatus for mandibular advancement or retraction via bone anchoring devices are described herein. In various aspects, an apparatus for treating a patient via mandibular advancement or retraction comprises a plurality of anchoring devices positioned in the patient's intraoral cavity.
Align Technology, Inc.


Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument


A surgical cutting and fastening instrument that includes an elongate channel that is attached to a handle assembly by an elongate shaft assembly. The elongate channel is configured to receive a cartridge and has a pivotally translatable anvil attached thereto and a knife bar supported therein.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


Protective cover and retractable lanyard


A protective cover and retractable lanyard device comprises a retraction device, removably integratable within the protective cover for an electronic device. A pair of tethers retractably extend from an outlet of the retraction device forming a lanyard when joined together by a coupling.
3b Product Development, Llc


Self-centering optical fiber clamp


The present disclosure provides a device and related method for securing cables as they are stripped and connectorized or otherwise processed. The device 10 is designed to quickly and efficiently secure an exterior portion of a cable by clamping onto the cable with a predetermined amount of force so as to not cause damage to the cable.
Tyco Electronics Raychem Bvba


Vehicle cover device


A vehicle cover device including a flexible cover sheet and a car cover compartment configured to be operably attachable to the vehicle including disposed within a bumper of the vehicle. The car cover compartment includes a longitudinally extending cover sheet housing, which is configured to house the flexible cover sheet when in a stored state.

Knife with automatic blade retraction


The invention concerns a knife (1) with automatic blade retraction comprising a housing (2), a moveable actuating device (4), a rotatable blade unit (30) which can be brought into engagement with the actuating device (4) and which is moveable by means of the actuating device (4) from a position retracted in the housing (2) into a position extended from the housing (2), wherein the blade unit (30) is rotatable by the action of the cutting force in the extended position from an engagement position in which the blade unit (30) is in engagement with the actuating device (4) into a release position in which the blade unit (30) is not in engagement with the actuating device (4), and a retraction element (34) which always applies a retraction force to the blade unit (30) in the direction of the retracted position.. .
Martor Kg


Flexible member for resisting retrograde flow


The present disclosure is directed to a valve structure that comprises a flexible structure having a distal portion configured for attachment to a first member and a proximal portion configured for attachment to a second member. The flexible structure is configured such that when the first member is extended distally relative to the second member, the flexible structure adopts a reduced width profile and such that when the first member is retracted proximally relative to the second member to a point of maximal retraction, the flexible structure adopts an expanded width profile, which is more resistant to deformation due to fluid pressure in a proximal direction than it is to deformation due to fluid pressure in a distal direction.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


Surgical access system and related methods


A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site. Some embodiments of the surgical access system may be particularly suited for establishing an operative corridor to a surgical target site in the spine.
Nuvasive, Inc.


Process cartridge


The invention relates to a process cartridge, which comprises a process cartridge housing, a photosensitive member, a driving force receiving opening, a retractable mechanism and a control mechanism, wherein the photosensitive member is arranged inside the process cartridge housing; the driving force receiving opening is connected with the photosensitive member and provides a driving force for the photosensitive member; the retractable mechanism allows the driving force receiving opening to extend or retract in the axial direction of the photosensitive member; and the control mechanism controls the extension and retraction of the retractable mechanism.. .

Axle seal


An axle seal used to prevent lubricant from leaking between a rotating shaft and a shaft bore, for example, sealed fittings between the rotating shaft and shaft bore where static misalignment and/or dynamic misalignment exceeds conventional extent. The seal includes: a peripheral connection section reliably connected to an inner edge of the shaft bore; an extensible and retractable adjustment section connected to the peripheral connection section, allowing the seal to make extension and retraction adjustment in a radial direction; and a sealed contact section connected to the inner edge of the extensible and retractable adjustment section and potentially in sealed contact with the surface of the rotating shaft.

Systems and methods for recharging vehicle-mounted energy storage devices


A vehicle battery exchange system includes a base, a gripper, a retrieval actuator that retractably and extensibly connects the gripper to the base, and a vehicle alignment feature sensing apparatus that is operatively connected at least with the retrieval actuator and is configured to cause extension of the retrieval actuator to a battery-engaging position of the gripper in response to registration of a vehicle alignment feature to the vehicle alignment feature sensing apparatus, and to cause retraction of the retrieval actuator to a battery-removing position of the gripper in response to latching engagement of the gripper with a battery that is mounted in a vehicle at a pre-defined location relative to the vehicle alignment feature that is in registration to the alignment feature sensing apparatus.. .

Deployment handle for a delivery device with mechanism for quick release of a prosthesis and re-sheathing of device tip


The present invention relates to a prosthesis delivery device and to a handle assembly at the distal end of the delivery device. The handle assembly comprises a main handle and a nut disposed on the main handle.

Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument


A surgical cutting and fastening instrument that includes an elongate channel that is attached to a handle assembly by an elongate shaft assembly. The elongate channel is configured to receive a cartridge and has a pivotally translatable anvil attached thereto and a knife bar supported therein.

Magnetic stripe card reader


A magnetic stripe card reader including a magnetic stripe reader head support base having an aperture communicating with a card swipe slot, a magnetic stripe reader head, a magnetic stripe reader head bracket supporting the magnetic stripe reader head at least partially in the aperture and a pair of coil springs associated with the magnetic strip reader head bracket and the magnetic stripe reader head support base and arranged such that resilient axial retraction of the magnetic stripe reader head in the aperture is permitted with respect to the card swipe slot.. .

Sumpless ball valve


A sumpless valve is disclosed, which has a closure member which is rotatable between a closed position and an open position. A substantially straight or convex bottom wall is provided in the valve, to provide a substantially flat-bottomed flow path through the valve, to avoid the build-up of unwanted fluids in a sump of the valve, located below a substantially straight flow path through the valve.

Room organizing system


A room organizing system (100) and a method for shaping a living area in a given primary room (101). In one embodiment, a primary room of e.g.

Shape morphing fuselage for an aerocar


A shape morphing fuselage and method of transitioning an aerocar from a land mode to a flight mode are disclosed. The fuselage includes a plurality of flexible frame members and tensile skin extending between the plurality of flexible frame members as well as an actuation system configured to bend the plurality of flexible frame members between a contracted configuration associated with a flight mode and an expanded configuration associated with a land mode.

Vaccination syringe


A replaceable needle assembly is provided for a retractable, prefilled syringe comprising a barrel having a mounting member and a plunger, whereby the retractable needle can be replaced by a user without affecting the retraction mechanism. The replaceable needle assembly comprises a needle fitted to a retractable needle mount and a needle retainer.

Retainer for retractable needle assemblies and syringes


A retainer for a needle assembly of a retractable syringe that includes a plunger assembly and a barrel having a mounting member. The needle assembly includes a retractable needle, a needle hub, and a retainer.

Plunger retraction for leak prevention in injection device


An injection device includes a housing, a plunger, a drive gear and a release trigger. The plunger includes a leadscrew and a cap attached thereto where, in use, the cap engages a bung of a cartridge containing medicament.

Delivery system for preloaded fenestrated device


A pre-loaded stent graft delivery device having a guide wire catheter and a handle including a multi-port manifold with access ports, where an access sheath extends from each access port. A sheath is disposed coaxially around the guide wire catheter and includes two splits that enable the retraction of the sheath while the access sheaths are disposed within the respective access port of the manifold..

Electrosurgical instrument with integral tissue removal feature


An apparatus for operating on tissue includes an elongate shaft extending distally from a body and an end effector at a distal end of the elongate shaft. The end effector includes a first jaw that is selectively pivotable toward and away from a second jaw to capture tissue and a firing beam.

Wound retractor


A retraction device that optionally includes a sheath that traverses from outside the body to a body cavity inside the body. The retraction device may include an outer retention ring and a plurality of shapeable extending elements coupled to the retention ring and extending distally therefrom, the extending elements being configured to transition from a first, low-profile, insertion condition to a second, expanded, high-profile retention condition in which distal ends of the extending elements extend radially outwardly.

Surgical access system and related methods


A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site.. .

Key retraction


A retraction mechanism moves a depressable key downward along a sloped surface from a raised state to a retracted state relative to a deck.. .
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


Transmission mechanism of handle lock set


A transmission mechanism of handle lock set used for driving a latch to perform extension/retraction action includes a driving plate and a transmission plate. The driving plate includes a supporting portion having a transmission surface with an arc surface and a blocking surface with a flat surface.
Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.


Ratchet and release mechanism for swing arm of table saw


A table saw includes a safety system to protect a user from injury. The safety system detects a sensed condition and rapidly moves a saw blade away from the user.
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation


Display panel responsive key retraction


A deck supports depressable keys. The keys can be resiliently biased to a raised state.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


Medical inflation, attachment & delivery devices and related methods


The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to procedural space maintenance devices, medical device positioning devices, and devices that provide both procedural space maintenance and device positioning. Further embodiments relate to medical device insertion and/or retraction devices..
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska


Automated teller machine ("atm") currency stamper


Apparatus and methods for an automated teller machine (“atm”) currency stamper are provided. The currency stamper may be configured to mark currency retracted by the atm.
Bank Of America Corporation


Retractable display apparatus and portable electronic device using the same


A retractable display apparatus includes a display assembly and a retraction assembly. The retraction assembly includes an accommodation assembly, a rotary member, a driving assembly, and a latching member.
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.


Pallet-truck-compatible floor-mounted load elevator


A pallet-truck-compatible load elevator includes a vertical mast and a carriage coupled to the mast for vertical motion of the carriage along the mast. The retractable forks are housed in assemblies connected to the carriage and are beyond the front face of the carriage when in retracted position, such that access to the front face of the carriage is unobstructed to a pallet truck carrying a pallet.
Bishamon Industries Corporation


Sequential control roller system for variable a pitch shutter


The present invention discloses a sequential control roller system for a variable pitch shutter. The system comprises a lifting device for controlling the overall lifting and switchover of all blades and a blade separating/shutting and turnover device for controlling the lifting of the blades relative to each other and the overall turnover of the blades.
Hangzhou Wokasolar Technology Co., Ltd.


Packets with integral connector


A packet includes a cavity containing flowable material and a sealed perimeter portion that defines the cavity. The sealed perimeter portion includes a header portion and a connector tab.
American Grease Stick Company


System and image-guided arthroscopy


Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical diagnoses and interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies comprising one or more imaging devices, and one or more remote retraction and distraction devices. Retraction and distraction devices, such as balloons, mechanical retraction members, and/or trocar screw geometries may be utilized to access, investigate, and intervene at the joint capsule, or inside of the joint capsule.
Reprise Technologies, Llc


Surgical retractor


A surgical retractor and configured to minimize tearing of the gloves without compromising the ability to grip tissue. The surgical retractor has a handle, a blade, and a plurality of retraction elements.
Aod Holdings, Llc


Numerical controller for retraction control


A numerical controller which controls a five-axis machining machine having two rotary axes generates speed data for deceleration stop along movement paths when a stop signal that requires interruption of machining and retraction is sensed, and based on the speed data, generates stop retraction path command data combining a path for the deceleration stop along the movement paths and a retraction path receding from the movement paths.. .
Fanuc Corporation


Suspension limiting device, system and method


A suspension limiting device secured to a fork guard and telescopic suspension where upon compression of suspension, is latched onto a secondary, multi-piece ring that is fixed to the fork tube of a motorcycle front suspension fork, which when latched, lowers the weight bias of the vehicle and controls front-end lift during race starts, whereupon the latch automatically releases from the multi-piece ring immediately upon pressure to the suspension via applying the front brake on the vehicle or contacting a bump during forward motion which then automatically allows the suspension to use full travel. The suspension limiting device allows a user to limit front fork travel by pressing the suspension down and easily pressing the latch before, during or after the latch passes the multi-piece ring to secure connection upon retraction of the suspension..
Devol Engineering, Inc


Male penile sexual enhancement device and medical aid


An apparatus for assisting in copulation and preventing discomfort due to testicular retraction or displacement (e.g., retractile testicle) during copulation and other activities is disclosed. The apparatus substantially encompasses, circumferentially, the upper portion of the shaft of a penis without constricting the urethra area at the base of the shaft of the penis.

Ultrasonic surgical instrument with blade cooling through retraction


A surgical apparatus comprises a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and a blade cooling system. The shaft assembly couples the end effector and the body together.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


Sensor system for detecting a non-depositable item inserted into an automated teller machine


Apparatus and methods for a sensor system are provided. The system may be configured to detect a dispensing of cash from an automated teller machine (“atm”).
Bank Of America Corporation


Automated teller machine ("atm") currency stamper


Apparatus and methods for an automated teller machine (“atm”) currency stamper are provided. The currency stamper may be configured to mark currency retracted by the atm.
Bank Of America Corporation


Dual sensor controllers for automated teller machines


Apparatus and methods for a sensor system are provided. The system may be configured to detect a dispensing of cash from an automated teller machine (“atm”).
Bank Of America Corporation


Decoy sensor system for automated teller machines


Apparatus and methods for a sensor system are provided. The system may be configured to detect a dispensing of cash from an automated teller machine (“atm”).
Bank Of America Corporation


Variable retraction rate pump and operating same


A pump system includes a pump and a storage volume in fluid communication with a discharge port of the pump. The pump includes a housing defining a pump bore and a pump piston disposed in sliding engagement with the pump bore, the pump piston being in selective fluid communication with the discharge port of the pump.
Caterpillar Inc.


Vehicular seat


A vehicle seat having a seat back and seat cushion connected to the seat back, the seat back and seat cushion being retractable to a retraction floor disposed lower than a vehicle body floor, is described. The vehicle seat includes: a support base connected to the vehicle body floor, disposed below the seat cushion, and pivotally connected to a lower end of the seat back; a detachable leg having an upper end attached to the seat cushion and lower end connectable to the support base; a leg retaining member attached to the support base to detachably retain the lower end of the detachable leg; and a base cover that covers the support base.
Ts Tech Co., Ltd.


Recording device and control method therefor


A recording device and control method execute a printhead retraction operation at an appropriate speed when a paper jam occurs, make removing jammed paper easy, and prevent problems from pieces of paper left inside the recording device. The printer 1 retracts the head carriage 59 to the home position hp or away position ap when a paper jam occurs.
Seiko Epson Corporation


Recording device and control method therefor


When a paper jam occurs while printing, the control unit of a printer 1 retracts the head carriage 59 at a slow speed (initial retraction speed v1), and retracts the head carriage 59 at the slow speed to the target retraction position if the access cover 11 is not opened. If the access cover 11 is opened during retraction, the speed of head carriage 59 movement is changed to a faster retraction speed (high retraction speed v2).
Seiko Epson Corporation


Compact direct drive spindle


A substrate transport apparatus including a frame, at least one arm link rotatably connected to the frame and a shaftless drive section. The shaftless drive section including stacked drive motors for rotating the at least one arm link relative to the frame through a shaftless interface, each of the stacked drive motors including a stator having stator coils disposed on a fixed post fixed relative to the frame and a rotor substantially peripherally surrounding the stator such that the rotor is connected to a respective one of the at least one arm link for rotating the one of the at least one arm link relative to the frame causing an extension or retraction of the one of the at least one arm link, where the stacked drive motors are disposed in the at least one arm link so that part of each stator is within a common arm link..
Brooks Automation, Inc.


Modeling assisting in the recovery of hand, wrist and foot movement


The curves, deviations, separations and increased tension caused by this present process permits localized retraction of the fascia, muscles and affected tendons, as well as pain in various areas and anatomical regions of the hands, wrists and feet, which are worked simultaneously in all possibilities of the system, which attends to all needs.. .



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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