|| List of recent Retraction-related patents
|Cosmetic method for 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..
|Rapid fixing device for rapid disconnection two-part connector|
A removable fixing device includes a first elongated mating member, a second elongated mating member designed to be inserted in the first elongated mating member, and an elastic member adapted to lock the two elongated mating members axially relative to each other and retractable radially on insertion of the second elongated mating member into the first elongated mating member. One elongated mating member includes an actuator mobile axially relative to the elongated mating member between a first position in which the elastic member locks the two elongated mating members axially and a second position in which the actuator unlocks the elongated mating members by radial retraction of the elastic member..
|Drive device for moveable furniture component|
Drive device for a movable furniture component, particularly for a drawer, comprising an ejection device having an ejection force accumulator for ejecting the movable furniture component into an open position, and a retraction device having a retraction force accumulator for retracting the movable furniture component from an open position into a closed position, wherein the ejection force accumulator can be charged by the retraction force accumulator during refraction of the movable furniture component.. .
|Pivotable bearing skate and pivotable bearing skate extendable cargo bed frame assembly|
A bearing skate system for an extendable cargo bed frame assembly is provided to improve the performance of the cargo bed frame assembly. The bearing skate system has a plurality of pivotable bearing skates and each bearing skate has a pivotable skate plate having a plurality of rotating main bearings distributed along the skate plate between each side of a pivot axis of said skate plate to allow a plurality of said rotating main bearings of each skate plate to participate in supporting the cargo bed frame assembly and a cargo load on the cargo bed frame assembly when the assembly is in a closed position, in an open position, and in all intermediate positions between the closed position and the open position during extension or retraction of the cargo bed frame assembly..
|Substrate transport apparatus with multiple movable arms utilizing a mechanical switch mechanism|
A substrate transport apparatus including a frame, a drive section connected to the frame and including at least one independently controllable motor, at least two substrate transport arms connected to the frame and comprising arm links arranged for supporting and transporting substrates, and a mechanical motion switch coupled to the at least one independently controllable motor and the at least two substrate transport arms for effecting the extension and retraction of one of the at least two substrate transport arms while the other one of the at least two substrate transport arms remains in a substantially retracted configuration.. .
|Cylinder retraction system, boom device and crawler crane|
A cylinder retraction system causes a crawler side frame hoisting hydraulic cylinder, swingably suspended on a ventral surface side of a lower boom, to swing between a retracted attitude, in which the hydraulic cylinder is set along a ventral surface of the lower boom, and an operating attitude in which the hydraulic cylinder is oriented along a vertical direction. As the rod of the hydraulic cylinder, currently having the operating attitude, is contracted by a predetermined extent, the rod front end of the hydraulic cylinder is guided by the guiding portion until the hydraulic cylinder takes on the retracted attitude.
|Sorter slat attachment|
A method of disconnecting a slat from a wheel assembly that is used with a positive displacement sorter having a plurality of parallel laterally extending slats and a pair of wheel assemblies, each interconnecting common end portions of the slats thereby defining an endless web that travels in a longitudinal direction. An upper surface of the web defines an article-conveying surface.
|Retractable tape rule assembly locking system|
The present disclosure relates to a retractable tape rule assembly locking system. The system comprises an elongated tape rule blade, a reel, a biasing spring, a stop assembly, a stop surface, a stop assembly locking device, a housing assembly, and/or other components.
|Self-cleansing retractable handle assembly for water craft|
A concealably retractable handle is ensconced into the core or hull of a recreational or utilitarian floatation structure such as a canoe, kayak, surfboard, sailboard, paddle board or the like, where it lies below the outer surface without interfering with normal use of the structure. The handle can be conveniently extracted and secured in an operational position to facilitate handling and carrying the structure or securing it the a vehicle.
|Medical treatment instrument|
A medical treatment instrument operation unit includes a sliding portion capable of advancing and retracting to a body portion and rotating around a longitudinal axis of the body portion and connected to a proximal end portion of the operating member, and a regulating portion switchable to a movable state where regulating portion is capable of advancing, retracting, and rotating to the body portion and a limited state where the advance, retraction, and rotation of sliding portion to the body portion is limited. The regulating portion includes a rotatable dial portion, and a shaft-shaped member screwed to the dial portion to be relatively advanceable and retractable thereto in a direction in which the shaft-shaped member is brought close to and separated from the body portion.
|Dual chamber passive retraction needle syringe|
Embodiments of a retractable syringe assembly are provided that include a single syringe barrel configuration and dual syringe barrel configuration. In one or more embodiments, the assemblies include a barrel having a dividing wall to divide the chamber to define a fluid chamber having a first cross-sectional width for retaining fluid and a needle chamber for housing a needle hub assembly.
|Systems and methods for performing neurophysiologic assessments with pressure monitoring|
Systems and methods for performing neurophysiologic assessments of neural tissue including nerve pathology monitoring which may be augmented by adding the ability to assess or monitor the pressure being exerted upon a nerve or nerve root before, during and/or after retraction.. .
|Device for limiting swivel of a wheel|
A device for limiting swivel of a wheel includes a fixed seat, a positioning groove, a driving member, and a limiting member. The fixed seat permits a fork to be connected pivotally thereto, and permits a frame to be connected fixedly thereto.
Upon a start of a release for releasing a braking state of a parking bake in a process of step 2, a control unit (13) performs hydraulic maintaining control by an esc (11) in a subsequent step, step 3. As a result, a hydraulic pressure in a cylinder portion (46) increases according to a retraction of a piston (49) of a disk brake (41).
An expandable packer tool comprising a mandrel tool body; a sleeve-like packer element mounted on the tool body; and a setting mechanism that is operable to axially compress the packer element such that the diameter of the packer element in its compressed state is increased compared to it uncompressed state. An extrusion barrier can comprise a ring of seal elements disposed around the tool body on either side of the packer element, and arranged to engage the packer element so that expansion of the packer element causes the ring of seal elements to expand in a corresponding manner so as to form an extrusion barrier; wherein the ring of seal elements comprises wedge-shaped seal members comprising first seal members having a inner base wider than an outer surface, and second seal members having an inner base narrower than an outer surface, the ring comprising alternating first and second members, the inclined faces of each wedge-shaped member engaging the corresponding faces of adjacent members.
|Systems and methods for sensor controlled reach carriage|
Automated systems and methods control the velocity of the extension arm of a reach carriage. In particular, the extension arm is allowed to operate at full velocity when it is not approaching its extension or retraction limits.
|Braided stent with expansion ring and method of delivery|
A self-expanding braided stent includes at least a distal radial expansion ring added to a distal end of the stent body to increase a radial expansion force of the self-expanding braided stent in deployment of the stent, and to facilitate advancement of the stent through a delivery sheath by a core advancement wire. A proximal radial expansion ring is optionally added to a proximal end of the stent body to allow the stent to be recaptured following partial deployment by retraction of the core advancement wire, prior to full deployment of a proximal portion of the stent body..
|Spiral vena cava filter removal device|
A retrieval device for removing filter devices from body cavities is provided. The retrieval device comprises at least an outer sheath, a first inner sheath, and a retrieval coil configured to coil around the outer surface of a filter device to initiate retraction.
|Anastomotic device and method|
An anastomotic system including a plurality of needles loaded with sutures and a delivery tool. The sutures include a suture core and crimp or fastener member at a proximal end of the core.
|User input devices for controlling manipulation of guidewires and catheters|
A robotic surgical system with an input device has two operational modes by which both steerable and non-steerable elongate instruments can be effectively controlled, such as steerable catheters which can move in at least three orthogonal axes and non-steerable guidewires which can move via axial insertion/retraction or axial rotation. The robotic surgical system may include mapping schemes and haptic feedback to enhance the functionality, operation and ease of use of the input device when controlling non-steerable elongate instruments such as guidewires..
|Fluid delivery catheter with pressure-actuating needle deployment and retraction|
A fluid delivery catheter that uses micro-needles for fluid delivery though a vessel wall. The catheter may provide fluid delivery therapy for various procedures, such as, for example, delivery of tumescent fluid or renal denervation.
|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 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.
|Frontal attachment device for syringe with pinch-activated retraction|
A retractable needle device attachable to the front of a fluid collection or infusion device such as a syringe, the retractable needle device comprising a housing having an engagement member, a slide support surface, a retraction cavity and a first pinch surface; a needle; a needle alignment member comprising a needle tube and a second pinch surface; and a needle retraction mechanism positioned within the needle tube and configured to bias the needle rearwardly; wherein the first and second pinch surfaces are configured so that a pinching force applied to them will cause relative lateral movement between the housing and needle alignment member. This translational movement from an injection position, wherein the needle is aligned with the syringe connector, to a retraction position, wherein the needle is aligned with the retraction cavity, allows the needle retraction mechanism to force the needle into the retraction cavity..
|Needle retraction apparatus|
A needle retraction apparatus comprising a body having a forwardly projecting needle, a needle retraction mechanism seated inside the body and biasing the needle rearwardly relative to the body, a slide member attachable to the body and having an opening communicating with a needle retraction cavity projecting away from the body, and an actuator rotatable relative to the slide member to reposition the slide member from a first position preventing needle retraction to a second position permitting needle retraction. An iv catheter introducer comprising the subject needle retraction apparatus is also disclosed..
|Rotating assistant port|
Embodiments of a rotating assistant port device are presented. The assistant port device can be utilized to provide for additional assistant instruments in single port robotic surgery.
The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for surgically manipulating tissue. In general, the methods and devices can include an elongate retractor shaft having a distal retractor tip that is configured to manipulate tissue, for example the tip can be configured to separate muscle and nerve fibers surrounding a vertebra.
|Low profile walking machine and method of operation|
A walking system for moving a load over the ground includes a substructure having laterally spaced-apart, rigidly interconnected main beams for carrying the load. A jack support beam is mounted as a cantilever on top of each main beam, and each includes a lifting jack assembly.
To provide a disk drive capable of inhibiting the occurrence of acoustic noise caused by a voltage pulse when the head is retracted using a speed control method using voltage obtained by rectifying a back electromotive force after the power source has been cut off from the rotation of a spindle motor. Retraction control circuit is used to control the on and off modes of transistors in accordance with the speed of vcm.
An illustrative embodiment of a damper for use with rotary machinery may include a damper mass connected to an electronics housing via one or more piezo elements. The illustrative embodiment of the damper may include one or more electrical components wherein the electrical components, piezo elements, and/or damper mass may be tuned such that the damper is configured with an electrical resonance frequency corresponding to a mechanical resonance frequency present in a component of the rotary machinery.
|Appartus and method for preventing unwanted opening of a locked enclosure|
An apparatus for preventing unwanted opening of a locked enclosure. The enclosure includes a lock, a door and a door bolt.
|Solar arrays, deployment mechanisms therefor, and related methods|
Mechanisms for deploying a solar array include an elongated deployment member routed along a first panel, along an extension, and at least partially along a second panel. The elongated deployment member is configured to, upon retraction of the elongated deployment member by the deployment motor, move the extension into an extended position and rotate the second panel about a hub located at a distal end of the extension.
|Bulk media spreader transversal actuator assembly with kinematic hyperextension prevention|
A bulk media spreader transversal actuator assembly includes a drive converter. A motor is connected to the drive converter.
|Ladder and equipment leash system and method|
A system for retaining a leash or other equipment or implement to a structure, such as a building, includes a clamp, a spool connected to the clamp, a leash wrapped on the spool, the leash has a first end connected to the spool and a second end extendable from the spool, a spring connected to the spool, the spring biases the spool to retrieve the leash when extended from the spool, and a leash clutch connected to the clamp. The leash clutch is engaged to brake the leash to limit extension and retraction of the leash on the spool.
|Rig walking system with cantilever-mounted lifting jack assemblies|
A walking system for moving a load over the ground includes a substructure having laterally spaced-apart, rigidly interconnected main beams for carrying the load above the ground. A jack support beam is mounted as a cantilever on top of each main beam on opposite ends thereof, and each includes a lifting jack assembly.
|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.
|Boat blind retraction device|
This boat blind retraction device is a boat blind used for waterfowl hunting that conceals the hunters in the boat. This particular device is different than other blinds in that it uses cables and spring loaded pins to retract the blind.
|Retractable stringed musical instruments and method for operating same|
The present invention is directed a retractable stringed musical instrument, and more particularly, to a stringed musical instrument having a tailpiece, a body coupled to the tailpiece, a neck coupled to the body and a fingerboard coupled to the neck. The fingerboard and the neck adjustably extendable and retractable relative to the tailpiece.
|Sliding locking actuator for automatic tilt mechanism|
A mast assembly including a locking actuator for locking a cradle of the mast in position. The locking actuator includes a housing having a first lock pin extending in a first direction and a movable member supported by the housing having a second lock pin extending in a second direction opposite the first, the locking actuator being slideably mounted to the cradle for sliding movement along an axis parallel to an axis of extension/retraction of the locking actuator.
|Apparatus for implanting a device|
The apparatus has a delivery shaft 30 bearing a tubular device constrained within a moveable sheath 36, and a handle comprising a hollow shaft 124 with a static grip 126 and a grip slider 122 movable proximally or distally. The grip slider is connected to a slider block 24 fixed to a sheath hub 6 to which the sheath is fastened.
|Stent delivery system and method|
A system is provided to effectively position a stent within a vessel. The system includes a delivery catheter and a core wire extend through the catheter.
|Embolectomy catheters and methods for treating stroke and other small vessel thromboembolic disorders|
Embolectomy catheters, rapid exchange microcatheters, systems and methods for removing clots or other obstructive matter (e.g., thrombus, thromboemboli, embolic fragments of atherosclerotic plaque, foreign objects, etc.) from blood vessels. This invention is particularly useable for percutaneous removal of thromboemboli or other obstructive matter from small blood vessels of the brain, during an evolving stroke or period of cerebral ischemia.
A retraction device for retracting an incision in a body wall includes a sheath that traverses through the incision from outside the body to a body cavity inside the body. The retraction device may include a deployable, adjustable frame that supports the sheath and that, together with the sheath, retracts the incision.
An apparatus for perineal retraction during a prostatectomy includes a handle portion with a first end, a second end and a curvilinear segment between the first and second end. The second end faces in a direction toward the first end.
|Z-fold convertible top supporting retractable quarter window|
A z-fold convertible top has a frame supporting a textile cover. The frame includes support in the form of at least one of a pair of pivoted rails rigidly mounted to a bow, stabilizing other pivoted rails.
|Retractable sample scoop and method|
A retractable sample scoop is shown that is mountable to a pipeline for taking samples from the pipeline. A retractable mounting mechanism mounts to the pipeline wall.
|Pop-up irrigation sprinkler with shock absorbing riser retraction springs|
An irrigation sprinkler includes an outer case, a riser telescopically extensible from the outer case, and a nozzle at an upper end of the riser. A coil spring surrounds the riser and normally holds the riser in a lower retracted position within the outer case.
|Retractable cord queue barrier system|
A retractable cord queue barrier system uses a spring-biased pulley refraction mechanism acting on a stretchable cord. A constant-force coiled metal spring is used, such that the retraction force on the cord does not increase as the cord is extended—as it would for a helical spring governed by hooke's law.
An awning is provided that includes a canopy. The awning includes a canopy frame.
|Adjustable crutch with automated deployment|
The invention concerns a variable-length crutch 1 comprising a main body 2, a foot 5 extensible and retractable with respect to said main body 2, and an actuator comprising a motor 6 with a rotary output shaft 9 and a worm transmission in order to convert a rotation of said motor shaft 9 into a linear movement of said foot 5 with respect to the main body 2. The worm transmission is irreversible.
|Medical treatment tool and manipulator including the same|
Provided is a medical treatment tool, the distance between a first advance and retraction axis, and a tip end is shorter than the length of the first link member, and the length when a line segment connecting the base end and the center of a forceps rotation shaft is projected on the first advance and retraction axis is shorter than the length is projected on the first advance and retraction axis. The distance between a second advance and retraction axis, and a tip end is shorter than the length of the second link member, and the length when a line segment connecting the base end and the center of a forceps rotation shaft is projected on the second advance and retraction axis is shorter than the length projected on the second advance and retraction axis..
|Catheter device with needle guard|
The present disclosure relates to a catheter device comprising a catheter hub in which a valve member is disposed, a needle fixed in a needle hub, the needle extending through the valve member in the catheter hub in a ready position, and a tubular receptacle in which the needle hub is displaceably guided and biased by a spring in a proximal direction relative to the receptacle, wherein the needle hub is releasably held in the ready position in the receptacle against the force of the spring by frictional force between needle circumference and catheter or catheter hub, which frictional force is reduced on retraction of the needle through the catheter hub such that the force of the spring prevails.. .
|Ablation probe with deployable sensors|
The present disclosure relates to a thermal ablation probe device that integrates deployable sensors with a freezing probe or heating probe for use in ablating tissues. The ablation probe includes a longitudinal body including a thermal ablation energy source which may be, e.g., a cryosource or a heat source.
|Retractable mapping jacket|
An accessory and system to provide a medical device with mapping and ablation functionality. The system may include an ablation device with a handle, a treatment element, and an elongate body.
|Retraction of the left atrial appendage|
A clamp is provided for attachment to the left atrial appendage (laa). The clamp can be locked in a closed position so as to remain in place on the laa.
|Coaxial cable connector with compressible inner sleeve|
A coaxial cable connector for connecting to a coaxial cable, the connector including a body having a longitudinal axis, a front end, an opposed rear end, and an interior. The connector also includes an inner post extending through the body and a coupling nut carried on the inner post.
|Hydraulic relief and switching logic for cryogenic pump system|
A cryogenic hydraulic reciprocating piston pump includes a casing which defines a piston chamber. The sidewall of the piston chamber includes a retraction spill port as well as a pumping spill port.
|Light emitting diode light bulb and incandescent lamp conversion apparatus|
Apparatus and methods separate the functions of light emission, heat dissipation, and power conversion in led lighting. Doing so may facilitate cost-effective led lighting and enable the conversion of existing incandescent lamps to led service.
|Carrier for a vehicle|
A carrier for use in carrying items externally on a vehicle is disclosed having: a rack upon which the items may be mounted which, in use, is supported by the vehicle in such a manner that the rack extends away from the vehicle and that the weight of the rack and any items carried thereon bears against the vehicle; a plurality of straps, each connected at a proximal end to the rack and having, at a distal end, a catch to enable engagement of the strap with the vehicle; wherein tension in a pair of the straps is simultaneously adjustable by means of a movable handle located on the rack, wherein motion of the handle causes retraction of each strap of the pair.. .
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.
A multi use pacifier including a teething ring, where the teething ring includes a twist top; a nipple, where the nipple includes a plurality of orifices over the surface of the nipple; a mouth guard at one end of the nipple; a receiver extending beyond the mouth guard, where the twist top attaches the ring to the pacifier; an opening in the receiver for inserting a food product; and safety tabs, where the safety tabs lock the teething ring to the nipple. The safety tabs may be placed on each side of the receiver.
|Shield lockout for bladed obturator and trocars|
A shielded bladed obturator is provided with a shield lockout that prevents retraction of a shield to expose a blade for cutting. The shield lockout in one aspect has a rotational switch interacting with a longitudinal extending shield to lock and unlock the shield.
|Medical treatment tool and manipulator including the same|
A medical treatment tool includes a treatment section which has a pair of treatment tool pieces that is rotatably supported with respect to a substrate, a manipulating member which rotates the pair of treatment tool pieces, and opens and closes the pair of treatment tool pieces, a link member which has a first end and has a second end, a coupling member which couples the link member and the manipulating member at the second end; a movement indicating part which moves interlocking with a movement of the coupling member in an advance and retraction direction of the manipulating member and is provided so that an amount of movement with respect to the substrate is visually recognized from an outside of the substrate; and a reference index part which is provided at the substrate and refers to a amount of relative movement of the movement indicating part to the substrate.. .
|Fluid delivery device needle retraction mechanisms, cartridges and expandable hydraulic fluid seals|
A fluid delivery device includes an automatic needle retraction mechanism configured to automatically retract a delivery end of a needle into a housing. In one embodiment, the needle assembly is configured to automatically withdraw the delivery end of the needle into the housing upon an actuator moving from the first position to the second position.
|Clip for organ retraction during minimally invasive surgery|
Provided herein is a clip for organ retraction or organ exposure during minimal invasive surgery wherein the clip comprises a body made of a biocompatible material wherein the body comprises at least two generally opposing first and second segments that form a jaw defined by a separation between the two segments; wherein the two segments each comprise distal and proximal ends wherein the proximal ends may be directly connected or connected through one or more segments within the body of the clip and wherein the clip defines at least four configurations a resting configuration, an open configuration, a grabbing configuration, and a sliding configuration.. .
|Standing vehicle occupant restraint system|
Presented herein is a restraint system comprising an attachment point configured to attach to a hatch opening of a vehicle, a harness having a seat and a strap attached to the attachment point and to the seat. The harness is configured to accept an occupant and support a portion of the occupant at a position below the hatch opening.