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| Easily removable contacts for micro connectors|
A plug including a base having a top surface, a plurality of openings in the top surface, a retraction unit having a first portion in the base and a second portion extending from the base to a position in front of a corresponding opening, and a conductive unit having a notch where the conductive unit extends through one opening such that the retraction unit engages the notch to prevent the conductive unit from passing back through the opening.. .
| Image forming apparatus|
An image forming apparatus includes an output gear that is driven by a drive source, a transmitting member that meshes with the output gear in such a manner as to be capable of advancing toward and retracting from a driving object and transmits a rotational driving force to the driving object, a guiding portion provided coaxially with the output gear and that guides the transmitting member in a direction of advancement or retraction of the transmitting member, and a locking member provided between the output gear and the transmitting member and that limits a movement of the transmitting member from a side of the output gear toward the driving object.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
| Brake pad retraction|
A disk brake arrangement includes a retraction mechanism for positively retracting brake pads after application to the brake rotor. Preferably the retraction mechanism is energized by movement of a hydraulically actuated piston for applying one or more brake pads.
| Prelock prevention device for use with a web retractor and associated systems and methods|
A prelock prevention device for use with a web retractor in a vehicle restraint system is described herein. The web retractor can include a sidewall adjacent a rotatable spool with a web wound thereon.
Shield Restraint Systems, Inc.
| Retractable putting green|
A golf putting device includes a flexible, elongate putting substrate. A distal target portion has a ramped portion attached to a distal end of the flexible, elongate putting substrate and contains a raised deck containing a golf hole.
| Electrode lead that avoids electrode array migration from the cochlea|
A cochlear implant electrode arrangement is described that prevents post-surgical retraction of the electrode array from the cochlea. The arrangement includes an electrode lead that carries cochlear stimulation signals from an implanted signal processor, through an oval shaped posterior tympanotomy opening in the facial recess of a patient, to an electrode array implanted in a cochlea of the patient.
Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh
| Infusion device with automatic insertion and introducer needle retraction|
An infusion device (10) includes one or more of automatic insertion and retraction of an introducer needle (40) and catheter (28), introducer needle safety and extension set. The device (10) can further comprise a top-push button (16) activation feature, a side-push button (402) activation feature or a rotary-button (412) activation feature, and one or more of a manual interlock of an outer barrel and base, and a manual interlock for an extension set top and base.
Becton, Dickinson And Company
| 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
| Passive safety i.v. blood collection catheter|
Apparatus and methods for a single, handheld device that provides for both insertion of a catheter and collection of a fluid. Some embodiments further include a needle that assists in the insertion of the catheter into a blood vessel, and which includes a retraction feature that protects the user from an accidental needle stick when the device is ready for disposal.
Millaghi Medical, Inc.
|Pressure releaving means|
A packer and method and apparatus for releasing pressure within a pressurized annulus around the packer. The apparatus comprises a central tubular member having a central bore therethrough extending between first and second ends, an outer plug slidably locatable within a first end of the tubular member and having a central bore therethrough and an inner plug slidably locatable within the central bore of the outer plug.
Schlumberger Canada Limited
Method for shot peening a pipe inner wall of a curved workpiece having a workpiece bore, and blasting nozzle unit and blasting chamber system therefor
For the shot peening of a pipe inner wall of a curved workpiece (200) having a workpiece bore (201), use is made of a flexible blasting abrasive feed hose (10) having blasting nozzle head (20). The latter is guided through a supporting element (30) which is applied to one workpiece end (203).
Wheelabrator Group Gmbh
Closed male luer device for use with needleless access devices
A medical connector can include a body having a fluid path with an inlet port, an outlet port, a luer portion, and a post extending through a fluid path. An arm having a latch member is coupled to the body to engage a ridge or thread on an exterior surface of a reciprocal connector.
Carefusion 303, Inc.
System and performing percutaneous spinal interbody fusion
A method of performing percutaneous interbody spinal fusion on adjacent vertebrae in a patient including the steps of: creating a percutaneous access opening on the patient, using indirect visualization to establish a surgical path through the access opening via neural monitoring, creating a cavity in a disc space between the adjacent vertebra, without retraction, evaluating the created cavity, inserting a container sized and configured to fit through the access opening into the cavity and filling the container with fill material.. .
Electric brake device and electric brake device system
The electric brake device includes an electric motor, a friction pad, a linear motion mechanism, a braking force command section, a braking force estimation section, and a controller. The controller is provided with a pad wear amount estimation section to estimate a wear amount of the friction pad and a motor rotation angle detector to detect a motor rotation angle.
Hydraulic hammering device
Provided is a hydraulic hammering device having improved hammering efficiency and of low cost. A piston has a valve switching groove between large-diameter sections thereof.
Furukawa Rock Drill Co., Ltd.
Oral devices such as a pacifier, bottle cap, teething tools and toys, and methods for using the same are provided. An oral device includes a bulb portion configured to be disposed inside a mouth of a user and a wider neck portion coupled distally to the bulb portion and configured to be held by user's lips.
Highly-compactable camera crane
A highly-compactable camera crane enables a load platform to be kept level as the boom is raised and lowered. A main boom is comprised of a number of crossed links which pivot at their crossings to allow extension and retraction of the boom and an auxiliary boom of similar crossed link construction couples the load platform to a reference pivot point of the main boom, enabling the load platform to be kept level as the booms are moved up and down relative to the pivot point..
Method and system for moving a plurality of articulated instruments in tandem back towards an entry guide
A medical robotic system includes articulated instruments extending out of a distal end of an entry guide. Prior to pivoting the entry guide to re-orient it and the instruments, the instruments are moved in tandem back towards the entry guide after a delay.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Retraction force sensing basket
A stone retrieval device includes a sheath and a stone retrieval basket that includes a distal region with a plurality of basket wires and a proximal region with one or more core wires. The stone retrieval basket is contained within the sheath and is movable out a distal opening of the sheath to cause the plurality of basket wires to open into a basket shape.
Gyrus Acmi, Inc., D.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America
Adjustable height suspended shower apparatus with multiple shower sprayers
A shower apparatus includes a ceiling mounting assembly and a plurality of tensioning lines; and a framework and arrangement of sprayers suspended thereby. The ceiling mounting assembly includes a spool in engagement with the tension lines such that winding of the spool in a first rotational direction results retraction of the tensioning lines into the ceiling mounting assembly and raising of the suspended assembly, and unwinding of the spool in a second, opposite rotational direction results in extension of the tensioning lines out of the ceiling mounting assembly and lowering of the suspended assembly.
Focused Reality Llc
Sunshade cap with multiple retractable sunshield members
A retractable sunshade cap includes a crown having a forwardly extending visor, three sunshield members, and fastening members. The bottom end of the sunshield members are permanently attached to the base of the crown using permanent fastening members or sewing stitches or other permanent attachment methods.
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 Co., Ltd
Locking fluid connector
Disclosed is a fluid-connection device for connecting a first wall defining a first fluid space, for example a flexible pipe, to a second wall defining a second fluid space, in the form of a flexible pipe or enclosure, including a first male connector, the first connector including a seal and a snap-fitting collar, the seal extending radially prior to coupling from the axis until a first radial distance r1, a second female connector capable of receiving the first connector, the second connector including at least one flexible tab with one end against which the locking collar abuts in coupling position, in order to prevent retraction from the coupling position, the flexible tab being defined relative to the axis between a second radial distance r2 and a third radial distance r3, which is greater than the second radial distance r2, wherein r2>r1.. .
Sartorius Stedim Fmt Sas
Seal pressure relaxation device prior to release of retrievable packer
A retrievable packer has its sealing system unloaded before the slip system is relaxed by separation of slip cones from slips that flank the seal assembly. The mandrel is cut so that the portion above the cut can be raised to take a cone up and away from collet heads which previously were trapped by the cone.
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Bolt action locking sliding door
A bolt action locking apparatus for use with a conventional sliding bolt lock assembly that enables a laterally sliding door to be locked and unlocked through the extension and retraction of the assembly's locking bolt comprises a modified face plate configured for attachment to the bolt casing of the assembly for use in place of the conventional face plate and a strike plate adapted to be positioned on a doorjamb in place of a conventional strike plate for a sliding bolt lock. The modified face plate includes a bolt aperture for allowing a locking bolt exiting from the bolt casing to pass through and a locking body configured to hinge between a first position and second position based on the position of the locking bolt.
Dual chamber syringe with retractable needle
Embodiments of a retractable syringe assembly are provided that include a dual syringe barrel configuration. One or more embodiments include reuse prevention features and features that prevent premature activation of the retraction mechanism.
Becton, Dickinson And Company
A manipulable portion of a catheter system advances out of a lumen of a catheter sheath at a distal end of a shaft, which is also within the lumen of the catheter sheath. The catheter system causes different advancement and retraction trajectories of a manipulable portion out of and into the lumen based at least upon different relative movements between the catheter sheath and the shaft.
Thrombus removal and intravascular distal embolic protection device
A clot extraction catheter comprises a tubular mesh, a rim attached to the tubular mesh proximal end, control wires, an inner sheath, a clot macerator advancable from the inner sheath, and an outer sheath advancable over the guidewire channel and inner sheath. To extract a clot, the catheter is advanced through the clot.
Reversible headrest tilt, lumbar mechanism
A reversible adjustable lumbar support and headrest tilt mechanism is provided for installation on a chair. A side bracket is coupled to each side of the back frame, and a back bracket is pivotably coupled to each side bracket.
L&p Property Management Company
Reclining and ottoman-extending chair mechanism
A seating-unit mechanism includes various components that control a position of the seat and backrest and that control an extension and retraction of an ottoman and footrest. For example, the mechanism includes a linear actuator that controls a seat pitch (e.g., height and level of recline).
L & P Property Management Company
A cup holder device of the present invention includes an advancing and retracting mechanism configured to move a drawer member between an advance position to which the drawer member is advanced from an opening, and a retraction position to which the drawer member is retracted into the opening. The advancing and retracting mechanism includes: a movable portion provided in a storage case and configured to be movable in an advancing and retracting direction; a drawing linkage portion configured to move the drawer member in the advancing and retracting direction according to movement of the movable portion in the advancing and retracting direction, and to displace the drawer member so as to orient the drawer member almost perpendicular to the advancing and retracting direction, by causing the drawer member and the movable portion to cooperate with each other; and an orientation changing portion configured to regulate the drawer member so as to be in a first orientation in which the drawer member can be stored in the storage case when the drawer member is at the retraction position, and to displace the drawer member from the first orientation to a second orientation when the drawer member is drawn to the advance position according advancing of the movable portion..
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Device and delivering a medicament
A device for delivery of medicament is presented that has an elongated housing, a container mounted within the housing and adapted to contain liquid medicament, a stopper slidably arranged within said container, and a delivery mechanism comprising a resilient member, a plunger assembly having one end connected to the stopper and a second end being operably connected to the resilient member, a rotatable latch for releasably retaining the plunger assembly in a first position where the resilient member has an accumulated energy, where rotation of the latch releases the plunger assembly such that the accumulated energy is transferred to the plunger assembly for driving the stopper within the container whereby the medicament within said container is delivered to an injection site. After delivery of the medicament a rotator having a hard stop feature aligns with a rib on the protective shield to prevent retraction of the protective shield..
Carebay Europe Ltd.
Medical device for removing an implanted object using laser cut hypotubes
Methods and devices for separating an implanted object, such as a pacemaker lead, from tissue surrounding such object in a patient's vasculature system. Specifically, the surgical device includes a handle, an elongate inner sheath and a circular cutting blade that extends from the distal end of the sheath upon actuating the handle.
The Spectranetics Corporation
X-ray diagnostic apparatus
According to one embodiment, an x-ray diagnostic apparatus includes a first apparatus, a second apparatus, movement instruction input circuitry and control circuitry. In accordance with a movement instruction, the control circuitry is configured to control the first and second apparatuses so that the first apparatus can be moved to the target position.
Toshiba Medical Sytems Corporation
Slide track assembly
A slide track assembly includes an outer track having a first unlocking face, a first stop face, and a second stop face. A middle track is slideably received in the outer track and includes a sliding groove.
Cover shield system for a telescopic conveyor
A cover shield system for a telescoping conveyor system and an associated telescoping conveyor are provided. The cover is extendable for covering a length of a telescoping portion of the conveyor system.
Ty-crop Manufacturing Ltd.
Spoiler wing extension and retraction system
A spoiler wing extension and retraction system, includes a vehicle mounting assembly, including a circular insert, a spider clamp flange, a clamp bolt and nut, and fasteners, seal and spacer plates; a linear-motion device, including a main body and an extendable shaft; an intermediate attachment assembly; such that the extendable shaft connects to a spoiler wing of a vehicle, such that the linear-motion device lifts and lowers the spoiler wing. A spoiler wing control system includes a spoiler wing extension and retraction system connected to a spoiler wing control unit, including a processor, a non-transitory memory, an input/output component, a linear-motion controller, and a data bus, such that the linear-motion controller is configured to control the linear-motion device of the spoiler wing extension and retraction system..
Exercise apparatus using constant velocity resistance training
Exercise equipment provides maximum effort repetitions, every rep, safely, through constant velocity. With constant velocity resistance, every person using the equipment can achieve maximum resistance for each repetition, whether their strength maxes out at 5 lbs.
Oxygen cord retractor and organizer
An oxygen cord retractor and organizing apparatus is described. The apparatus is equipped with a housing, swivel base, a string or rope, spring-based retraction system, and clips.
Automatic device for skin biopsies
The invention relates to an automatic device for performing skin biopsies, comprising a casing (2) housing a rod (3) on the distal end (3a) of which there is a circular blade (4), and means for causing simultaneous rotation and longitudinal advancement of the rod (3) from a first retracted position wherein the blade (4) of the rod (3) does not project via the distal end (2a) of the casing (2), to a second extended position wherein the blade (4) of the rod (3) projects via the distal end (2a) of the casing, followed by simultaneous rotation and longitudinal retraction of said rod (3) from said second extended position to said first retracted position.. .
FundaciÓn Para La InvestigaciÓn BiomÉdica Del Hospital Universitario RamÓn Y Cajal
A tape measure including a housing arranged to enclose an internal cavity, where the housing defines a front wall. A port is formed in the housing and spaced a non-zero distance from the front wall.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
Advanced drill string inground isolator housing in an mwd system and associated method
A housing defines a through passage along its length and is configured to support a group of electrical isolators surrounding the through passage to form an electrically isolating break in a drill string such that each isolator of the group of isolators is subject to no more than a compressive force responsive to extension and retraction of the drill string. The housing defines a housing cavity to receive an electronics package having a signal port and is configured for electrical connection of the signal port across the electrically isolating break.
Merlin Technology, Inc.
Automatic position locking mechanism for loader assembly parking stands
A parking stand for a detachable front loader assembly including a support leg pivoted to a boom, which is able to pivot between an extended and a retracted position. A set of parallel struts engage a locking plate, which is attached to the support leg.
Deere & Company
Temporarily-installed aircraft observer door plug, chair, sonotube ejection and control system
In one embodiment, a non-dedicated, temporarily-installed, aircraft observer bubble door, chair, sonotube ejection system, mission electronics lru rack and workstation assembly are affixed to a host aircraft, thereby precluding the requirement for dedicated airframe modifications. One embodiment of the present invention also utilizes a multi-axis, articulated, foldable chair temporarily-installed in conjunction with a segmented or one piece pressurized observer bubble door plug and door retraction system.
1281329 Alberta Ltd.
Chain saw with tool-free chain tension adjustment mechanism
A chain saw includes a wheel and a chain plate exposed to a saw casing, a chain trained over the wheel and the plate, and a driving device for driving the wheel. The plate is formed with an elongated slot.
Jenn Feng New Energy Co., Ltd.
Self-locking binding for telemark ski, touring ski or cross-country ski
A binding for a touring ski, a telemark ski or a cross-country ski having “step in” automatic locking. The binding includes a front retaining element to cooperate with the front sole of a boot, a rear retaining element to cooperate with the rear part of the front sole and/or the rear sole of the boot, a tensioning element to tension the boot on the binding and to enable the heel to be freely lifted, a tensioning link placed under and connected to a rear retaining stirrup, and a fixed or retraction stop to cooperate with the tensioning link so as to enable the rear retaining stirrup to move back, tensioning the tensioning element, when the heel of the boot exerts a downwardly directed pressure on the rear retaining boot situated in an idle position..
Margin ring and making dental crown using the margin ring
The present invention provides a margin ring that can conforms to a dental abutment, and a method of using the margin ring to make a crown. The invention exhibits technical advantages such as a clearer impression; simplified operation such as elimination the step of packing a retraction cord; improved control over the fabrication of a crown; cost-effectiveness in terms of doctor chair time and lab cost; less usage of accessories; and fewer patient visits, among others..
Zuga Medical, Inc.
Multi-fire push rod stapling device
A surgical stapling device includes a housing and a plurality of cartridges that are coupled together to form a barrel that is rotatably supported within the housing. Each of the cartridges defines a plurality of staple pockets, each supporting a staple.
Retraction mechanism with clutch-less drive for use with a surgical apparatus
A retraction mechanism allows the full distal retraction of the firing drive from various positions. The retraction mechanism has been developed for use with a hand held surgical apparatus.
Minimally invasive devices, treating the spine
Devices and methods are provided for surgical retraction with a minimally invasive, maximum access surgical system. The surgical system can include anchor extensions that can be attached to bone screws.
Spinal Usa, Inc.
Device for influencing the movement of a furniture part, guide unit for guiding the movement of a furniture part, and item of furniture
A device for influencing the movement of a furniture part movably accommodated on a basic furniture structure via a guide unit, the device including a basic component which is assigned to the guide unit and on which a pushing-out device and a retraction device are present so that, in a mounted state of the device, the furniture part can be pushed out from a closure position on the basic furniture structure in a first direction of movement under an action of the pushing-out device, and the furniture part can be retracted from an open position on the basic furniture structure in a second direction of movement under an action of the retraction device, and a charging mechanism for charging the force accumulator, the pushing-out force accumulator is charged by a movement of the housing component of the pushing-out device relative to the basic component.. .