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Biosense Webster

Magnetically guided catheter with concentric needle port


Date/App# patent app List of recent Retraction-related patents
08/27/15
20150241400 
 Uniformity index performance evaluation in an scr aftertreatement system patent thumbnailnew patent Uniformity index performance evaluation in an scr aftertreatement system
An exemplary exhaust testing apparatus includes a housing defining an exhaust flow path extending from an inlet to an outlet. At least a portion of the housing is selectably rotatable relative to an exhaust aftertreatment system.
Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.


08/27/15
20150240527 
 Appliance latch with door presence sensing patent thumbnailnew patent Appliance latch with door presence sensing
A door locking mechanism for an appliance provides a bolt that may be moved by an actuator between an extended and retracted position. A bolt stop mechanism blocks movement of the bolt in retraction at one of two positions, depending on how the bolt was extended before the retraction.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


08/27/15
20150239702 
 Sheet stacking device and printing apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Sheet stacking device and printing apparatus
A sheet stacking device that can appropriately stack, at a fixed position, sheets that are discharged to a discharge tray, and a printing apparatus are provided. A presser member holds down, at a pressing position, the sheets stacked on the discharge tray.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/27/15
20150239538 
 Capture and docking apparatus, method, and applications patent thumbnailnew patent Capture and docking apparatus, method, and applications
Apparatus and methods to operationally link (couple/decouple) a plurality of relatively massive, complimentary payload platforms (i.e., suspended machinery and rov) at relatively deep working depths in an unstable marine environment (water column) while the payload platforms are in-transit. An apparatus includes a suspended machinery, an rov, a capture collar, an extendable/retractable harpoon, and actuating machinery to controllably effect extension and retraction thereof.
Fairfield Industries Incorporated D/b/a Fairfieldnodal


08/27/15
20150238745 
 Devices for targeted delivery of therapeutic implants patent thumbnailnew patent Devices for targeted delivery of therapeutic implants
A barrel adapter mountable to a syringe barrel includes a barrel tip, a needle assembly, a stylet assembly slidably disposed within a needle lumen of the needle assembly, and a plug within the lumen of the needle. An implant delivery syringe includes a barrel, a plunger assembly, and the barrel adapter.
Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd


08/27/15
20150238731 
 Magnetically guided catheter with concentric needle port patent thumbnailnew patent Magnetically guided catheter with concentric needle port
A catheter adapted for ablation, mapping, injection, and directional control by an external magnetic system has a catheter body, an intermediate section, and a tip section having a tip electrode configured with an omnidirectional distal end and a concentric needle port. The tip electrode houses a magnetic device and a position sensor arranged in an integrated configuration, wherein the configuration facilitates a path in the tip section for a component, including an injection needle, to extend through the tip section for extension and retraction with reduced stress and friction.
Biosense Webster, Inc.


08/27/15
20150237832 
 Retractable leash patent thumbnailnew patent Retractable leash
A two or more subject retractable leash, and methods of use thereof, is disclosed, which includes a roll-back feature on each retractable leash. The leashes may be locked in place by engaging a single lever.

08/20/15
20150231768 
 Squeezing clamp hammer union torque tool patent thumbnailSqueezing clamp hammer union torque tool
A uniquely designed torque wrench having a torque body, the torque body attached to a frictional squeezing clamp, and a lug socket which is rotationally connected to the frictional squeezing clamp. The frictional squeezing clamp 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, the lug socket turning the wing nut of a hammer union..
Torq/lite, Llc


08/20/15
20150231335 
 Measurement indicia syringe sleeve and syringe needle retraction mechanism patent thumbnailMeasurement indicia syringe sleeve and syringe needle retraction mechanism
A syringe having a needle concealment mechanism including a barrel having an internal fluid reservoir, a plunger received in the barrel and axially movable relative thereto, a measurement sleeve positioned around the barrel, a needle positioned at one end of the barrel, and a syringe collar positioned at an end of the barrel opposite the needle, the syringe collar including a lever having an inwardly-directed hook at one end thereof configured to engage within a slot of the measurement sleeve to prevent axial movement between the measurement sleeve and the barrel.. .
Parenteral Technologies, Llc


08/20/15
20150230788 
 Retraction device for laparoscopy patent thumbnailRetraction device for laparoscopy
Disclosed herein is a retraction device for laparoscopy in which a trocar needle including latching grooves formed at the side of the lower end thereof is inserted into a trocar tube, both ends of which are opened, to form a laparoscopic platform, the laparoscopic platform pierces an abdominal wall and the trocar needle is pushed into an abdominal cavity so that the latching grooves are exposed to the outside of the trocar tube, sutures connected to tissue retractors retracting tissues are hung on the latching grooves, and then the trocar needle of the laparoscopic platform is drawn upwards so that the latching grooves are inserted back into the trocar tube to fix the tissue retractors to the laparoscopic platform. The retraction device for laparoscopy prevents the tissues from being unnecessarily damaged due to retraction and facilitates convenient retraction of the tissues without the help of assistant's two hands..
Dalim Corporation


08/20/15
20150230404 

Device for collecting and releasing debris


A device comprises a collection bin and a stationary front plate pivotably coupled with the bin via a hinge mechanism. The bin is rotatable relative to the front plate between a first position, wherein the bin's front end is closed by the front plate, and a second position, wherein the front end is spaced from the front plate for releasing debris out of the bin.
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.


08/13/15
20150226025 

Positive retraction latch locking dog for a rotating control device


A latch and method for use is provided for latching an item of oilfield equipment. The latch has a housing containing a latch member, and the latch member is movable between a radially engaged position in which it is engaged with the item of oilfield equipment, and a radially retracted position in which it is disengaged from the item of oilfield equipment.
Weatherford Technology Holdings, Llc


08/13/15
20150225184 

Stop device and auxiliary stop unit


This invention provides a stop device that abuts against a work during conveyance and stops the work. The stop device includes a stop lever stopping the work at a predetermined stop position, a movable unit supporting the stop lever so as to pivot the stop lever in a predetermined range, a biasing unit biasing the stop lever toward an upstream side, a driving unit displacing the movable unit between a working position and a retraction position, and an auxiliary stop unit arranged in the movable unit.
Hirata Corporation


08/13/15
20150224300 

Electrode with anti-spring back component


An implantable electrode arrangement for a cochlear implant system is described that prevents post-surgical retraction of the electrode. The arrangement includes at least one retraction limiter having an extracochlear portion located at a distal end of the extracochlear electrode lead and an intracochlear portion located at a proximal end of the intracochlear electrode array and made at least in part of a swellable material that expands in response to fluid contact.
Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh


08/13/15
20150223967 

Disposable device to urinate


A disposable device for facilitating the action of urinating. The disposable device includes a tubular body of conical configuration, and is made from a laminar piece (2) and which has a wide mouth (3) at one of its ends recipient of the urine, and an evacuation or drainage opening (4) at the opposite end, and having between both ends a distance of approximately 10 to 12 cm.

08/13/15
20150223799 

Method and forming a suture connector in situ


A system for forming a suture connector in situ includes a suture connector placement device having a handle, an outer shaft, an intermediate shaft, and a push rod, and a suture connector having a sleeve and a plug. The intermediate shaft is slidingly disposed through a lumen of the outer shaft, and the push rod is slidingly disposed through a lumen of the intermediate shaft.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.


08/13/15
20150223797 

Retractor and operating method


A retractor for endoscopic surgery, having a first shaft portion, in which an actuation device is movable, and a second shaft portion coupled pivotably thereon. A transmission arm is articulated on a distal end of the actuation device.

08/06/15
20150219132 

Retaining clip for at least one elongate element


A retaining clip for at least one elongate element for encompassing the at least one elongate element is disclosed. The retaining clip includes an outer component and an inner component.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


08/06/15
20150217662 

Seat vehicle


A seat apparatus for a vehicle includes: an unlocking lever that is operated so as to unfix a seat from a vehicle floor; and a control switch that is operated in order for the seat to switch between a deployed state in which the seat is supported on the vehicle floor and a folded state in which the seat is retracted in a concave retraction portion of the vehicle floor, when a support member of the seat is driven via the driving of an actuator, wherein the unlocking lever is provided in a back surface of a seatback which is disposed at an opening end of the concave retraction portion when the seatback is folded forward and the seat is retracted, and the control switch is provided integrally with the unlocking lever.. .
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha


08/06/15
20150217446 

Dual arm robot


A robot assembly for transporting a substrate is presented. The robot assembly having a first arm and a second arm supported by a column, the first arm further having a first limb, the first limb having a first set of revolute joint/line pairs configured to provide translation and rotation of the distal most link of the first limb in the horizontal plane.
Brooks Automation, Inc.


08/06/15
20150217432 

Adjustable socket-engaging tool set


The present invention provides a socket-engaging tool set having a plurality of elongated socket-engaging tools assembled together in a concentric arrangement. Each socket-engaging tool may generally have a constant outer cross-sectional size and shape along most or all of its length, and the outer cross-sectional shape may be hexagonal such that the socket-engaging tools are a plurality of concentric hex keys.

08/06/15
20150217345 

Substrate case cleaning apparatus


Movement from a carrying table to a support table can be prevented from becoming complicated and made simpler and positioning on the support table can be easily performed. Provision is made of cleaning tanks 40, 50 which hold and clean parts of a substrate case c inside a booth 10 in a separated stats, provision is made of a support table 20 which supports the substrate case c in the booth 10, provision is made of a conveyance mechanism which conveys the parts of the substrate case c between the support table 20 and the cleaning tanks 40, 50, provision is made of a carrying table 13 on which the substrate case c is carried at the outside of an opening 11 of the booth 10, provision is made of a movement mechanism 30 which moves the substrate case c between the carrying table 13 and the support table 20, and the movement mechanism 30 carries the support table 20 and can be moved to the two positions of an advance position r1 where it advances to the carrying table 13 side and receives and delivers a substrate case c with the carrying table 13 and a retraction position r2 where it retracts inside the booth 10 and delivers and receives a substrate case c with the conveyance mechanism..
Hugle Electronics Inc.


08/06/15
20150216241 

Multipurpose prevents epidemics band


A multipurpose prevents epidemics band contains a body, at least one elastic rope, and an adjusting member. The body includes a first outer layer, a second outer layer, and a movable replacing layer.

07/30/15
20150211750 

Vapour extractor device comprising a mobile vapour extractor hood


A vapor extractor device includes a vapor extractor hood, and a drive motor for retracting and extending the vapor extractor hood. The drive motor is hereby controlled to reduce a retraction speed of the vapor extractor hood from a first predetermined retraction position, when the vapor extractor hood is retracted..
Bsh Bosch Und Siemens Hausgeräte Gmbh


07/30/15
20150211302 

Modular compaction boring machine system


A modular compaction boring device. The boring device comprises a compaction boring head which creates a borehole through a subsurface by operation of a thruster and a rear and forward anchor.
The Charles Machine Works, Inc.


07/30/15
20150210453 

Cable tie


A cable tie has a flexible, elongated strap with a head and tail at opposite ends. The strap has two opposed sides, with teeth on both sides.
Shining Golden Yida Welding & Cutting Machinery Manufacture Ltd.


07/30/15
20150210322 

System of retractable shelves


The retractable shelf system allows for the compartmentalization of storage container. The system is integrated into the interior space of the storage container and includes a plurality of shelving units distributed along the length of the storage container.

07/30/15
20150209646 

Assembly for connecting a mouth guard to a helmet or fastening a helmet


A mouth guard assembly with a retractable mouth guard connection, including: a retraction element including a first housing and a retraction device disposed within the first housing; a cord including a first end attached to the retraction device and a second end; a coupling element including a third end connected to the second end and a fourth end arranged to engage a mouth guard to secure the mouth guard to the coupling element; and a connection assembly arranged to attach the retraction element to a protective helmet or a fastening apparatus for a protective helmet. The cord is arranged to be pulled from the retraction assembly in a first direction.

07/30/15
20150209523 

Substance delivery device


A substance delivery device that includes a hypodermic needle with a tube for receiving and containing a volume of a substance. The substance delivery device includes a rod, a portion of which is of a size and shape to fit within the tube of the hypodermic needle.
Allergan Holdings France S.a.s.


07/30/15
20150209205 

Motorized vehicle


A motorized vehicle having a wheel retraction apparatus, comprising: a plurality of rear wheels and at least one front wheel; a lower chassis having a foot surface mounted thereon; and a wheel retraction apparatus mechanically connected to said lower chassis and set to extract and retract said plurality of rear wheels from and towards said lower chassis and to fixate said plurality of rear wheels in a plurality of different widths from one another; wherein a distance between an axis passing through the centers of said plurality of rear wheels and said at least one front wheel is reduced when said plurality of rear wheels are retracted towards said lower chassis.. .
Moving Life Ltd.


07/30/15
20150209022 

Retraction devices and methods of its use and manufacture


Rib refraction devices and methods of its use and manufacture are disclosed. A retraction device may include a first frame portion and a second frame portion.
Contour Surgical, Inc.


07/30/15
20150208779 

Luggage handle structure


A luggage handle structure is coupled to a retractable pull rod of a luggage to control extension and retraction of the retractable pull rod. The luggage handle structure includes a handle, a button, a transmission member, and a pull rope.

07/30/15
20150208583 

Vertical stacking bale accumulator


A towable vertical stacking bale accumulator features angle-adjustable roller beds on an obliquely oriented trailer frame whereby a rearwardly declining slope of the rollers gravitationally conveys individual bales from the baler to a stacking station at the rear of the trailer frame, where an automatically controlled gate provides a stop for retaining the bales until either a full stack is compiled or an error is detected. Spring loaded bale lifters feature concave undersides to encourage retraction of same as they are lowered down the sides of a newly arrived bale, and carry hanging bale guides that prevent the incoming bales from overshooting sides of the roller bed.
Phiber Manufacturing Inc.


07/23/15
20150206782 

Substrate transport apparatus


A transfer apparatus including a frame, multiple arms connected to the frame, each arm having an end effector and an independent drive axis for extension and retraction of the respective arm with respect to other ones of the multiple arms, a linear rail defining a degree of freedom for the independent drive axis for extension and retraction of at least one arm, and a common drive axis shared by each arm and configured to pivot the multiple arms about a common pivot axis, wherein at least one of the multiple arms having another drive axis defining an independent degree of freedom with respect to other ones of the multiple arms.. .
Brooks Automation, Inc.


07/23/15
20150203065 

Occupant protection device for case of vehicle side collision


A occupant protection device for a case of a vehicle side collision includes: a center console which is provided on a side of a vehicular seat and at a central portion of a vehicle compartment in the vehicle width direction and in which a console box opposing an abdomen of an occupant seated in the vehicular seat in the vehicle width direction is movable to a retraction position where the console box does not oppose the abdomen in the vehicle width direction; and a moving device which when a vehicle side collision is detected or predicted, moves the console box to the retraction position.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150202752 

Component for a bit driving tool


A component of a bit driving tool is presented, having a mid-chamber, telescopically received in an outer chamber. A bit storage chamber is formed in the mid-chamber, surrounding and rotatable about a central.
Thunder Innovations Inc.


07/23/15
20150202419 

Devices for targeted delivery of therapeutic implants


A barrel adapter for a syringe having a barrel and plunger. The adapter comprises a barrel tip and a needle retraction mechanism having a needle subassembly with a needle and a lumen, actuator subassembly, and biasing member.
Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd


07/23/15
20150201951 

Labrum retracting burr


A rotary abrader allowing for improved visibility during surgery and improved aspiration of waste material. This is accomplished by providing a hood or sheath formed of a clear material and available in various shapes and sizes.
Arthrex, Inc.


07/23/15
20150201927 

Tissue suturing device using rotating needles


A medical device for installing sutures to close an incision in tissue or human skin is disclosed. The suturing device may provide first and second arcuate needles.
Surgimatix, Inc.


07/23/15
20150201921 

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


07/23/15
20150201726 

Handheld iron and stand


A flat iron and base stand are disclosed. The base stand includes temperature controls and indicators that allow a user to set a desired temperature for the flat iron and view the current temperature.
Tristar Products, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198395 

Externally loading semi-automatic firearm with integral or non-removable feeding device


Weapon and rifle systems and methods with integral or non-removable ammunition well or reservoir are described. A lower receiver for an m16 type weapon or rifle system is described with an aperture for loading one or more cartridges into an ammunition well or reservoir formed as part of the lower receiver, a pull channel, a follower pull coupled to the pull channel, a follower adapted for retraction by the follower pull, a bottom cover to the ammunition well or reservoir, wherein the pull channel and follower pull are capable of retracting the follower past the aperture for loading one or more cartridges into the ammunition well or reservoir.
Jv Precision Machine Company


07/16/15
20150197412 

Transport device


The distance between a pair of fall prevention members can be adjusted by causing the pair of fall prevention members to be linearly moved in mutually opposite directions along the spaced-apart direction along which the pair of fall prevention members are spaced apart from each other. A distance adjustment actuator portion is configured to be able to adjust the distance between the pair of fall prevention members to any of a distance for retraction greater than a width of a larger transported object in the spaced-apart direction; a distance for the larger transported object which is less than the distance for retraction and which corresponds to the width of the larger transported object in the spaced-apart direction; and a distance for the smaller transported object which is less than the distance for the larger transported object and which corresponds to a width of the smaller transported object in the spaced-apart direction..
Daifuku Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150197220 

Fast adjust trailer jack


A fast-adjust trailer jack has three telescoping tubular segments, an upper, an intermediate and a lower. A lead screw is used to operatively couple the upper to the intermediate and a tension spring is coupled between the intermediate and the lower to normally urge the retraction of the lower into the intermediate.

07/16/15
20150196332 

Variable length device and method


A method for treating a complex fracture with a variable length nail is provided. The nail is configured for at least 5 mm of axial length change in each direction.
Ellipse Technologies, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196289 

Retractor tools for minimally invasive hip surgery


A retractor system, kit and method of use includes a plurality of retractors for use in retracting a wound during a minimally-invasive hip replacement surgery to define an access space to a surgical site is discussed. Each of the retractors comprises a handle portion configured to be held by a user, a curved bend portion distal of the handle portion, and a wound contact portion attached to the curved bend portion.
Greatbatch Ltd.


07/16/15
20150196196 

Method and soft tissue retraction


A soft tissue retractor includes a retractor body and a proximal projection extends generally perpendicular to the proximal end of the retractor body. An illumination waveguide engages a slot in the retractor blade to provide illumination to a surgical site while maintaining total internal reflection in the waveguide.
Invuity, Inc.


07/09/15
20150191235 

Boat speed minimisation system


A trolling plate which, together with a supporting and deployment mechanism, is fixed to and strutted from an outboard motor without the need for engineering modifications or the use special tools; said trolling plate being pivotably deployable into the water in the zone immediately downstream of the propeller of the outboard motor to substantially block the efflux from said propeller and thereby reduce its propulsive effort; said deployment being effected in a universally variable way by means of a suitable actuator; control means of said actuator and/or said deployment mechanism incorporating means to permit the immediate retraction of said trolling plate should it impact an obstruction or should the power of said outboard motor suddenly be increased.. .

07/09/15
20150190588 

Insertion mechanisms having vented fluid pathways for drug delivery pumps


An insertion mechanism having a vented fluid pathway includes an insertion biasing member 210, a hub 212, a needle 214, a retraction biasing member 216, and a manifold 240 having a septum 230 and a cannula 234, wherein the annular space between the septum 230 and the cannula 234 defines a manifold header 242. The manifold and fluid conduit are ventable through the membrane prior to or just after needle 214 and cannula 234 are inserted into the user.
Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd.


07/09/15
20150190171 

Laparoscopic instrument and trocar systems and related surgical method


Laparoscopic instruments and trocars are provided for performing laparoscopic procedures entirely through the umbilicus. A generally c-shaped trocar provides increased work space between the hands of the surgeon as well as s-shaped laparoscopic instruments placed through the trocar when laparoscopic instrument-trocar units are placed through the umbilicus.
Covidien Lp


07/09/15
20150190033 

Dishwasher appliance and a mounting a slide rail in a dishwasher appliance


A dishwasher appliance and a method for mounting a slide rail within a dishwasher appliance are provided. A rack assembly of the dishwasher appliance includes a bracket with a post.
General Electric Company


07/09/15
20150189990 

Sliding device for drawer


Disclosed herein is a sliding device for guiding a drawer such that the drawer is extended from or retracted into a storage body. The sliding device includes sliding rails each having a pair of flanges, and balls slidably connecting the sliding rails to each other.
Segos Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188481 

Self-correcting drive and motor control for cargo canopy systems


In the coupling of bi-directional, non-freewheeling-type dc motors (24,25) to the pulling spool (23) of a canopy (1 1) deployment strap (21,22) and to a take-up roller (15), ratchet gears (26,27) assure automatic alignment and synchronization of the deployment and retraction mechanisms. The reverse direction rotation of the unwinding motor can be uninhibited through the slipping of its ratchet gear when the winding motor is slow to take up the pulling strap or the tarp (11) being wound thereon.

07/02/15
20150185685 

Unit retraction device and image forming apparatus including same


A unit retraction device has a hook member which engages with an engaged portion provided on a unit, and a retraction force generating mechanism which exerts a retraction force on the unit. The retraction force generating mechanism includes a first rotary member which is rotatably disposed on a first rotation pivot and to a rotating end part of which the hook member is coupled, a biasing member of which one end is hooked to the first rotary member and which biases the first rotary member in such a direction that the hook member retracts the unit into the apparatus body, and a second rotary member to which another end of the biasing member is hooked and which is rotatably disposed on a second rotation pivot.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


07/02/15
20150183053 

Process for spot-joining stacked metal foils


Friction stir spot-welding is performed to join together a stack of a plurality of metal foils and a metal sheet by using a double-acting type rotary tool including a hollow member and a pin member which are movable independently of each other in their axial directions, and a clamp member which is fitted on an outer circumferential surface of the hollow member and which is movable in its axial direction. While an outer annular part of a portion to be friction-stirred is pressed with the clamp member, the pin member is inserted into the above-described portion and the hollow member is retracted, whereby a metal mass is accommodated within a space formed between the above-described portion and the hollow member.
Obara Corporation


07/02/15
20150182851 

Game with timer device and playing the game


A timer mechanism for a game is disclosed herein. The timer mechanism including: an end portion; an object secured to the end portion by a retractable member capable of being extracted from the object and retracted into the object by a winding mechanism; and an indicator mechanism located at the end portion for indicating when the object has come into proximity with the end portion and has contacted a portion of the indicator mechanism through retraction of the retractable member into the object by the winding mechanism..

07/02/15
20150182377 

Self-centering patient temperature control catheter


A catheter includes working fluid supply and return lumens through which working fluid circulates to exchange heat with a patient in whom the catheter is positioned. Plural wires arranged in a mesh are located longitudinally along the catheter and engaged therewith.
Zoll Circulation, Inc.


07/02/15
20150181809 

Harvesting header transport apparatus and method


A transport system for transport of a harvesting header comprises separate front and rear carriers in a configuration that permits a single person to prepare a harvesting header for transport. The wheeled front carrier engages a support member attached to one end of the harvesting header and includes a towing member and means of connecting the front carrier to a towing vehicle.
Honey Bee Manufacturing Ltd.


06/25/15
20150177683 

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.. .
Zhuhai Seine Technology Limited


06/25/15
20150176613 

Hydraulic axle


A hydraulic axle includes a reversible hydraulic pump. The hydraulic axle has a multi-surface cylinder with two retraction surfaces and two deployment surfaces.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


06/25/15
20150176339 

Drill string inground isolator in an mwd system and associated method


An inground isolator and associated method can provide an electrically isolated break in a drill string using electrical insulating members/isolators that are supported by a housing. During drill string operations, the isolators are subject only compressive forces responsive to both extension (pushing) and retraction (pulling) by the drill string.
Merlin Technology, Inc.


06/25/15
20150176338 

Self-elevating platform employing actuators


An apparatus including a support; a first upper frame and a second upper frame each attached to the support; and removable actuators extending vertically from a base and located below the support and between the first and second upper frames, wherein the actuators are vertically extendable and retractable; wherein the actuators are adapted to engage the support and raise or lower the support upon the extension or retraction of each actuator; wherein the actuators are adapted to extend to a first height at which a first middle frame may be arranged below the first upper frame and a second middle frame may be arranged below the second upper frame; and wherein the actuators are adapted to retract to a second height at which the first middle frame may be attached to the first upper frame and the second middle frame may be attached to the second upper frame.. .
Nabors Drilling International Limited


06/25/15
20150176165 

Apparatus for stitching vehicle interior components


A method for stitching an interior component is provided. The method including the steps of: stitching an outer skin layer of the interior component with a single needle chain stitch machine having a rotary looper; descending a needle of the machine through the interior component; retracting the needle after is has descended through the interior component; engaging a thread loop formed during the retraction of the needle after it has descended through the interior component with a hook of the rotary looper, wherein a portion of interior component is located above and below the rotary looper as it rotates; and moving the interior component relative to the needle and rotary looper in order to establish a stitch length..

06/25/15
20150175353 

Tailgate assembly for a refuse vehicle


A body assembly for a vehicle includes a storage body, a tailgate rotatably coupled to the storage body, an actuator, and a prop. The actuator includes a cylinder tube having an outer tube end coupled to the tailgate and a rod having an outer rod end coupled to the body.
Oshkosh Corporation


06/25/15
20150175177 

Spring caging mechanism for a coil spring rail brake


A rail brake includes a rigid enclosure which mounts under a crane so as to dispose the base end of the enclosure over and adjacent a rail. A spring carriage is mounted for vertical translation within the enclosure.
Hillmar Industries Limited


06/25/15
20150174619 

System and cleaning and retracting at least one patient monitoring cable


A system and method is provided for cleaning patient monitoring cables including: retracting a cable using a retraction mechanism; receiving, by a housing unit, the cable; and directing, based on movement of the cable, the cable into the housing unit. The innovation may further include: providing cleaning means to the housing unit; protracting the cable; and providing drying means to the housing unit..

06/25/15
20150174339 

Retractable needle adapters and safety syringes


Barrel adapters for safety syringes include a barrel and a plunger assembly adapted to move within the barrel, a barrel tip adapted to be sealingly engaged with a distal end of the barrel and a needle retraction mechanism barrel having a needle subassembly and an actuator subassembly. The needle subassembly includes a needle, and a needle-over-mold (nom) through which the needle extends.
Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd


06/25/15
20150174326 

Drive control mechanisms and automatic injectors for injectable cartridges


An automatic injector includes a housing having a guide, a drive control mechanism, a transmission assembly, a motor, and an energy source. The housing may further include a cartridge cover.
Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd


06/25/15
20150173796 

Dissection and retraction device for vaginal sacral colpopexy


In one embodiment the apparatus includes a first retractor, a second retractor, and a shaft. The shaft defines a central channel extending from a first end portion of the shaft to a second end portion of the shaft.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


06/25/15
20150173733 

Retractor tool for minimally invasive hip replacement surgery


A retractor system, kit and method of use includes a plurality of retractors for use in retracting a wound during a minimally-invasive hip replacement surgery to define an access space to a surgical site is discussed. Each of the retractors comprises a handle portion configured to be held by a user, a curved bend portion distal of the handle portion, and a wound contact portion attached to the curved bend portion.
Greatbatch Ltd.


06/18/15
20150167615 

Motor control device


If the control of a motor becomes impossible, the motor appropriately stops, and drive wheels are driven by an engine to enable retraction travel. A motor/generator 4 is used to drive drive wheels of a vehicle, and start an engine 3.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


06/18/15
20150167293 

Expandable stud bracket


An expandable stud bracket for attachment to a 2×4, 2×6, or 4×4 board for construction of a temporary structure of support is disclosed. An embodiment of the bracket includes a receiving portion for securing the bracket to a stud, an adjustable portion opposite the receiving portion and having an extendable rod, an engagement plate attached to an end of the rod and an anchor attached to an end of the rod opposite the engagement plate and for limiting extension of the rod from the bracket, and a locking mechanism attached to the rod for preventing retraction.
Stud Jack It Company


06/18/15
20150166299 

Cable retractor


A mechanism for storing a length of cord that includes a first and second pair of pulleys mounted at opposite ends of a frame. An intermediate section of a cord is stored in the frame and has one end of the stored section fixed to the frame, with the other end extending from the frame.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.


06/18/15
20150166173 

Device for concomitant opening or closing of two flaps of a landing gear door


A device for concomitant opening or closing of two flaps of a door of an aircraft retractable landing gear. The device comprises a single actuating means for the opening or the closing of the two flaps under the effect of its extension or of its retraction.
Airbus Operations S.a.s.


06/18/15
20150164569 

Tissue retraction and vertebral displacement devices, systems, and methods for posterior spinal fusion


Devices for retracting tissue during a minimally-invasive, posterior spinal fusion procedure include a blade positionable along a passageway device connected to a connecting element implanted in a vertebra of the spine, such that the blade covers at least a portion of a longitudinal opening of the passageway device. The blade may be coupled to the passageway device by receiving the passageway device with a receiving portion.
Stryker European Holdings I, Llc


06/18/15
20150164501 

Method of suturing tissue


A medical device for installing sutures to close an incision in tissue or human skin is disclosed. The suturing device may provide first and second arcuate needles.
Surgimatix, Inc.


06/11/15
20150159804 

Sit-stand workstation with display support apparatus


In one respect, the invention of the present application is a sit-stand workstation comprising a worksurface and at least one support beam row adapted to support at least one electronic display therefrom, the worksurface and support beam row being clamped to an outer column that is axially aligned with and able to change height with respect to an inner column via an extension and retraction device that is attached between the inner and outer columns.. .
Innovative Office Products, Llc


06/11/15
20150158479 

Spring-style air brake hose support


A spring-style railway hose support has a retraction-biased extension unit of a longitudinally compressible spring and a pair of oppositely directed internal wireforms within the longitudinally compressible spring. The internal wireforms engage respective ends of the longitudinally compressible spring, and a closed end of each is configured to allow it to project beyond a respective end of the longitudinally compressible spring.
Ireco, Llc


06/11/15
20150157642 

Cosmetic changing the appearance of eyes


The current application is directed to cosmetic methods for changing the appearance of eyes by causing a retraction of the eyelids so that the eyes appear to be more open and have a wider appearance. Various methods involve application of one or more prostaglandins, synthetic prostaglandins, including synthetic prostaglandin f, and synthetic prostaglandin analogues, to eyelids, which results in contraction of eyelid muscles and a wider, more open appearance of the eyes..

06/11/15
20150157307 

Illuminated surgical retractor system and magnetically-controlled illumination device


An illuminated surgical retractor system includes a surgical retractor and at least one illumination device. The surgical retractor includes an outer ring, a light-transmissive hollow inner ring, and a tubular retraction membrane which extends between the output ring and the inner ring and which has a first open end connected to and spread open by the outer ring and a second open end connected to and spread open by the inner ring.
Chi Mei Medical Center


06/11/15
20150157305 

Minimally open interbody access retraction device and surgical method


Devices, systems and methods for minimally open orthopedic spine surgery are disclosed. A first flexible screw-based retractor is designed to be coupled to each pedicle screw inserted into adjacent vertebral bodies.
K2m, Inc.


06/11/15
20150157116 

Retractable electronics protection


Cases are disclosed herein for mobile electronic devices, such as smartphones, tables, e-readers, etc., that have an integrated retention system. The integrated retention system includes a retention device and a retraction device.

06/04/15
20150155192 

Reduced capacity carrier and use


A substrate transport apparatus is provided. The apparatus has a casing and a door.
Brooks Automation, Inc.


06/04/15
20150152637 

Expandable stud bracket


An expandable stud bracket for attachment to a board for construction of a temporary structure of support is disclosed. An embodiment of the bracket includes a receiving portion for securing the bracket to a stud, an adjustable portion opposite the receiving portion and having an extendable rod, an engagement plate attached to an end of the rod and an anchor attached to an end of the rod opposite the engagement plate and for limiting extension of the rod from the bracket, and a locking mechanism attached to the rod for preventing retraction.

06/04/15
20150150679 

Methods of valve delivery on a beating heart


A delivery system and method for delivering a prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve. The system includes a delivery catheter having a steering mechanism thereon for delivering a balloon-expandable prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve through an introducer passing into the left ventricle through its apex.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation


06/04/15
20150150550 

Wound retractor


An incrementally adjustable wound retractor (500), having a first ring (504) with a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, a flexible second ring (502), having a lumen and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, and a flexible sleeve (506), disposed in a generally cylindrical form between the first and second rings (502, 504), where the second ring may be rolled over itself to provide a sleeve with a radical retraction force sufficient to stretch the incision to the desired diameter.. .
Applied Medical Resources Corporation


05/28/15
20150149046 

System and controlling adjustable spoiler


A system of controlling an adjustable spoiler includes an ignition detector configured to detect whether an engine is turned on or off. A vehicle speed detector is configured to detect a vehicle speed.
Hyundai Motor Company


05/28/15
20150149033 

Method to test equipment with variable geometries of an aircraft engine


The invention relates to a method for testing equipment with variable geometries of an aircraft engine, especially turbomachine. In a first phase, a computer tests the chain of controls of the fuel dosage function.
Snecma




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