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Date/App# patent app List of recent Retraction-related patents
05/19/16
20160140813 
 Sensor system for detecting a non-depositable item inserted into an automated teller machine patent thumbnailSensor system for detecting a non-depositable item inserted into an automated teller machine
Apparatus and methods for a sensor system are provided. The system may be configured to detect a dispensing of cash from an automated teller machine (“atm”).
Bank Of America Corporation


05/19/16
20160140791 
 Automated teller machine (Automated teller machine ("atm") currency stamper
Apparatus and methods for an automated teller machine (“atm”) currency stamper are provided. The currency stamper may be configured to mark currency retracted by the atm.
Bank Of America Corporation


05/19/16
20160140563 
 Dual sensor controllers for automated teller machines patent thumbnailDual sensor controllers for automated teller machines
Apparatus and methods for a sensor system are provided. The system may be configured to detect a dispensing of cash from an automated teller machine (“atm”).
Bank Of America Corporation


05/19/16
20160140524 
 Decoy sensor system for automated teller machines patent thumbnailDecoy sensor system for automated teller machines
Apparatus and methods for a sensor system are provided. The system may be configured to detect a dispensing of cash from an automated teller machine (“atm”).
Bank Of America Corporation


05/19/16
20160138583 
 Variable retraction rate pump and  operating same patent thumbnailVariable retraction rate pump and operating same
A pump system includes a pump and a storage volume in fluid communication with a discharge port of the pump. The pump includes a housing defining a pump bore and a pump piston disposed in sliding engagement with the pump bore, the pump piston being in selective fluid communication with the discharge port of the pump.
Caterpillar Inc.


05/19/16
20160137105 
 Vehicular seat patent thumbnailVehicular seat
A vehicle seat having a seat back and seat cushion connected to the seat back, the seat back and seat cushion being retractable to a retraction floor disposed lower than a vehicle body floor, is described. The vehicle seat includes: a support base connected to the vehicle body floor, disposed below the seat cushion, and pivotally connected to a lower end of the seat back; a detachable leg having an upper end attached to the seat cushion and lower end connectable to the support base; a leg retaining member attached to the support base to detachably retain the lower end of the detachable leg; and a base cover that covers the support base.
Ts Tech Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160136973 
 Recording device and control method therefor patent thumbnailRecording device and control method therefor
A recording device and control method execute a printhead retraction operation at an appropriate speed when a paper jam occurs, make removing jammed paper easy, and prevent problems from pieces of paper left inside the recording device. The printer 1 retracts the head carriage 59 to the home position hp or away position ap when a paper jam occurs.
Seiko Epson Corporation


05/19/16
20160136972 
 Recording device and control method therefor patent thumbnailRecording device and control method therefor
When a paper jam occurs while printing, the control unit of a printer 1 retracts the head carriage 59 at a slow speed (initial retraction speed v1), and retracts the head carriage 59 at the slow speed to the target retraction position if the access cover 11 is not opened. If the access cover 11 is opened during retraction, the speed of head carriage 59 movement is changed to a faster retraction speed (high retraction speed v2).
Seiko Epson Corporation


05/19/16
20160136806 
 Compact direct drive spindle patent thumbnailCompact direct drive spindle
A substrate transport apparatus including a frame, at least one arm link rotatably connected to the frame and a shaftless drive section. The shaftless drive section including stacked drive motors for rotating the at least one arm link relative to the frame through a shaftless interface, each of the stacked drive motors including a stator having stator coils disposed on a fixed post fixed relative to the frame and a rotor substantially peripherally surrounding the stator such that the rotor is connected to a respective one of the at least one arm link for rotating the one of the at least one arm link relative to the frame causing an extension or retraction of the one of the at least one arm link, where the stacked drive motors are disposed in the at least one arm link so that part of each stator is within a common arm link..
Brooks Automation, Inc.


05/19/16
20160136030 
 Modeling  assisting in the recovery of hand, wrist and foot movement patent thumbnailModeling assisting in the recovery of hand, wrist and foot movement
The curves, deviations, separations and increased tension caused by this present process permits localized retraction of the fascia, muscles and affected tendons, as well as pain in various areas and anatomical regions of the hands, wrists and feet, which are worked simultaneously in all possibilities of the system, which attends to all needs.. .

05/19/16
20160135800 

Tissue retractor apparatus and methods


A delicate tissue retraction system having a hollow tubular retractor, a hollow tubular introducer that is removably installed within the retractor, and a navigation module that is removably installed within the introducer. The introducer has an inner passage defined by a passage wall having a width dimension that increases in size from a distal introducer end to a proximal introducer end.
Vycor Medical, Inc.


05/19/16
20160135796 

Apparatus and sealing a vascular puncture


A closure system for delivering a sealant to an arteriotomy. A distal section of the closure system can include overlapping inner and outer sleeves that can expand with expansion of the sealant.
Access Closure, Inc.


05/19/16
20160135439 

Automatic retractable float


The invention relates to an automatic retractable float for use with a crab net including a body which floats in water and an automatic retraction and extension mechanism for automatically extending and retracting line from the body. In use the line is attached to the crab net, the crab net deployed and the body floats when in water towards the surface of the water.

05/12/16
20160133102 

Automated teller machine ("atm") currency stamper


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


05/12/16
20160131964 

Receptacle for a computing device that performs image capture


An apparatus is provided. The apparatus a receptacle configured to receive an image capture computing device.
Iographer, Llc


05/12/16
20160131915 

Device case incorporating a reading lens


A protective case for a portable electronic device including a reading assistance lens assembly, and a case housing. The reading assistance lens assembly includes a housing having a front, back and side perimeter, and at least one lens associated with said housing.
Es Em Gee Pty Ltd


05/12/16
20160131214 

Parking brake device in caliper brake device for railway vehicle


A parking brake reduced in size and simplified is installed on a rod-protruding side of a cylinder of a caliper braking device. A second piston is provided within the second cylinder that is coaxially coupled with the cylinder and movable coaxially relative to the rod.
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corpotation


05/12/16
20160131035 

Variable geometry heat exchanger apparatus


A heat exchanger apparatus including a surface cooler and a passive automatic retraction and extension system coupled to the surface cooler. The surface cooler having disposed therein one or more fluid flow channels configured for the passage therethrough of a heat transfer fluid to be cooled.
General Electric Company


05/12/16
20160130832 

Method and erecting tower with hydraulic cylinders


A method and apparatus for constructing a tower, where the apparatus may include a structure including a foundation including a plurality of hydraulic cylinders; a truss tower located on the foundation and configured to support a tower built on the foundation; and a controller configured to control extension and retraction of the hydraulic cylinders.. .
Tindall Corporation


05/12/16
20160129879 

Method for operation of a safety arrangement in a vehicle


A method is provided for operation of a safety arrangement in a vehicle. The safety arrangement comprises a seat belt, a seat belt retractor and at least one seat position adjustment arrangement for position adjustment of a seat of the vehicle and/or a portion of the seat.
Volvo Car Corporation


05/12/16
20160129765 

Barrier apparatus


A barrier apparatus partially covers a window in a vehicle. A panel extends and retracts at a parallel spacing to the window.

05/12/16
20160129224 

Control handle with device advancing mechanism


A catheter having an internal advancing mechanism that can advance stiffening wires or other devices, has a catheter with a catheter body, a tip section distal the catheter body, a device extending through at least the catheter body, and a control handle proximal the catheter body, where the control handle has an advancing mechanism with a threaded member, an adjustment member, and a guided member to which the device is connected, and the advancing mechanism is configured to advance and retract the device along the catheter body as controlled by a user. Each of the threaded member and the adjustment member has a generally cylindrical configuration.
Biosense Webster, Inc.


05/12/16
20160128725 

Puncture treatment instrument for endoscope


A puncture treatment instrument for endoscope of the present invention includes: a concave portion with an opening on a distal end side and a bottom surface on a proximal end side; a holding portion adjacent to a proximal end of the concave portion, the holding portion allowing advancement and retraction of a needle; a puncture needle with a full length longer than a distance from a proximal end of the holding portion to a distal end of the concave portion; and a locking portion that generates resistance force in an advancing direction to stop retraction of the puncture needle when the puncture needle is retracted after the puncture needle is advanced to project into the concave portion from the holding portion.. .
Olympus Corporation


05/05/16
20160124204 

Sample retaining member insertion-removal mechanism and image acquisition device


A sample retaining member insertion-removal mechanism is configured so that a receiver is driven to an advance position by a receiver driving unit to project out through an opening of a stage so that a receiving surface makes a downward slope toward a receiving surface positioning portion. Because of this, the sample retaining member insertion-removal mechanism can position the sample retaining member by the receiving surface positioning portion through the use of the downward slope of the receiving surface by simply placing the sample retaining member on the receiving surface.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


05/05/16
20160123523 

Extension/retraction device


An extension/retraction device includes a cylindrical stationary leg section having a base at the upper end thereof, a cylindrical movable leg section in which the stationary leg section is fitted so as to be slidable in the longitudinal direction, an engagement tube having an upper end formed in a stepped shape and installed in the stationary leg section so as to be coaxial with the movable leg section and so as to be pivotable about the cylinder axis of the movable leg section, a pressing spring installed within both the movable leg section and the stationary leg section, a pulling spring held within the pressing spring, a guide tube having an upper end affixed to the base and installed in the engagement tube, an engagement section fitted to the lower end of the engagement tube, and a spacer installed between the lower end of the guide tube and the engagement tube.. .

05/05/16
20160121726 

Active brake retraction during regeneration


A method of operating a brake-retract system during a regenerative braking event begins with monitoring an amount of regenerative braking achieved. A set point threshold is linearly ramped from a first threshold to a max regeneration capacity if the amount of regenerative braking achieved exceeds a second threshold.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


05/05/16
20160121329 

Microfluidic device


Microfluidic devices and in particular microfluidic devices incorporating a cascading valve arrangement for selectively controlling the flow of a fluid within the microfluidic device are described. Specific examples of a microfluidic device comprising a sacrificial valve (210) whose opening is triggered by the opening of a second valve (220), causing a retraction of a fluid spacer (213) thus bringing liquid (214) into contact with the dissolvable valve membrane (210)..
Dublin City University


05/05/16
20160120624 

Dental arch and airway expander device and method


A method and apparatus with auto-inactivation for the lateral expansion or constriction of posterior teeth, anterior advancement or retraction of the anterior teeth, and distal expansion of the molars, bicuspids and canines is described. This system is for correction of the upper dental arch and jaw bone, nasal cavity constriction, or lower dental arch constriction, which helps to resolve the dental malposition, dental crowding, proper room for tongue position, and expansion of nasal cavity for improvement of airway.

05/05/16
20160120530 

Surgical access system and related methods


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


05/05/16
20160120165 

Weed terminating device using superheated water and spring loaded discharge valve


A weed or insect terminating device features a container having a valve port, a heating element, a valve core, and a biasing mechanism forcing the valve core into an extended position. An axial passage in the valve core extends through only a distal end of the valve core.

04/28/16
20160119513 

Image pickup apparatus with shock resistance


An inner cover supported to be rotatable in a panning direction is urged by an elastic member in a direction approaching a dome. When a shock is applied to a dome cover, the inner cover is pressed in a direction away from the dome and touches a supporting member of a fixing portion.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/28/16
20160119065 

System and providing underwater video


Disclosed herein is a system including an underwater housing having an underwater wireless module communicating with a camera, an above-water wireless module configured in a floating above-water housing, the underwater wireless module communicating with the above-water wireless module via a tether and a tether extension and retraction device that extends and retracts the tether. The above-water wireless module can be configured on a boat or a separate floating housing.
Wahoo Technologies, Llc


04/28/16
20160118203 

Magnetically biased retracting key assembly and keyboard


Magnetically biased retracting key assemblies and keyboards are provided. A key assembly includes a touch surface for receiving a press input from a user and a planar-translation-effecting (pte) mechanism configured to guide as the keycap moves from an un-pressed position toward a pressed position.
Synaptics Incorporated


04/28/16
20160117880 

Stacking purge-bin


Apparatus and methods for a stacking purge-bin (“spb”) are provided. The spb may be configured to rotate.
Bank Of America Corporation


04/28/16
20160117655 

Stacking purge-bin


Apparatus and methods for a stacking purge-bin (“spb”) are provided. The spb may be configured to rotate.
Bank Of America Corporation


04/28/16
20160116144 

Length alteration tool for lighting


A system for accessing industrial lighting fixtures is described. The system may include a telescoping light pole having a light fixture at one end, a base support at an opposite end for securing the light fixture, and an electrical passage through tubular supports of the pole for providing power to the light fixture.
Cooper Technologies Company


04/28/16
20160114383 

Riveting device


A riveting device for setting a blind rivet element includes a mandrel, a first motor comprising a first operative connection to the mandrel, and a second motor comprising a second operative connection to the mandrel. The mandrel is configured to have a rotational movement be transmitted thereto to screw the mandrel into the blind rivet element, and to be retracted into the riveting device by a retraction movement to produce an at least partial plastic deformation of the blind rivet element.
Vvg-befestigungstechnik Gmbh & Co. Kg


04/28/16
20160114136 

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.. .
B. Braun Melssungen Ag


04/28/16
20160113355 

Shoe with automatic closure mechanism


Provided is an automated shoe closure including a sole and a plurality of motors disposed in the sole. The motors are configured to expand or contract one or more shoe panels.

04/21/16
20160112790 

Case with headset retraction device


A headset retraction device for a portable media player generally includes a base and an arbor, wherein the arbor is configured to rotate within a cavity defined by the base, and the arbor and base are cooperatively configured to wind a cord of the headset in a single plane.. .

04/21/16
20160108673 

Ladder safety device, systems and methods of arresting falls from ladders


A ladder safety device, systems and methods of arresting falls from ladders are provided. The ladder safety device includes a safety guide that extends along the length of an extension ladder.

04/21/16
20160108672 

Vehicle access system


A vehicle access system and method with retractable access means, e.g., ladder or stairs and a retracting mechanism therefor. Force applied to the access means is sufficient to retract the access means from a fully deployed position to a partially retracted position but not sufficient to not be physically resisted by a user during at least part of the retraction.

04/21/16
20160108651 

Multiple point door locking system


A door lock system comprising a first rotary configured to control extension and retraction of the deadbolt via a primary cam mechanism; a second rotary control configured to control extension and retraction of the latch; and a link configured to retract the deadbolt in response to operation of the second rotary control when the latch is retracted by the second rotary control. The link is configured to move along a linear path normal to the movement of the deadbolt and the door latch and to contact the primary cam mechanism upon the link movement to affect deadbolt retraction and extension.

04/21/16
20160108570 

Sewing machine


Provided is a sewing machine including: a fabric folding device that includes a guide member that is movable relative to the fabric and a stationary member that is located adjacent to the guide member; and a retraction detection member that is located on a front side of the guide member and includes a pair of electric contacts that enable electric conduction by contacting with each other, the retraction detection member being configured to switch the operational state of the pair of electric contacts by abutment of a start point of a hemming seam with the retraction detection member in association with movement of the fabric in sewing the fabric. The guide member is moved by switching the operational state of the pair of electric contacts so as to retract from a path of the start point moved along with movement of the fabric..

04/21/16
20160107347 

Injection molding method and mold mechanism


An injection molding method includes the steps of positioning a core piece in a mold cavity through a plurality of positioning pins; injecting a molten plastic material into the mold cavity to surround and cover the core piece; maintaining the pressure inside the mold cavity at a predetermined maintaining time so that the core piece is positioned by the molten plastic material; retracting the positioning pins from the mold cavity when a predetermined retraction time is reached, so that spaces occupied by the positioning pins in the mold cavity can be filled with the molten plastic material; and completely curing the molten plastic material to form a finished product.. .

04/21/16
20160106928 

Multi-stage mixing syringe


A system and method for mixing fluid constituents within a multi-stage mixing syringe, and delivering the mixture formed in the mixing syringe. The multi-stage mixing syringe system includes an outer syringe barrel defining a first contained volume therein, an intermediate syringe barrel and plunger configured for coupling within the outer syringe barrel and for advancement and retraction within the first contained volume, and defining a second contained volume therein, and an inner syringe plunger configured for coupling within the intermediate syringe barrel and plunger and for advancement and retraction within the second contained volume..

04/21/16
20160106417 

Surgical suturing device, method and tools used therewith


An apparatus for remotely and subcutaneously positioning a tethering strand in tissue includes a housing, an actuator coupled with the housing for longitudinal reciprocation relative to the housing, and a nested pair of needles including a first needle coupled with the housing and a second needle coupled with the actuator. One of the needles has a sharpened tip and another one of the needles has a blunted tip.

04/21/16
20160106408 

Orthopedic tools for implantation


The present application is generally directed to improved instruments and instrument features for distraction and tissue retraction. In particular, the present application is directed to distraction blades and wide blocking blades that can be used together, or individually, to assist in the distraction of bone and the retraction of tissue during a surgical procedure, such as a spinal fusion procedure..

04/21/16
20160106289 

Ice scraping device


An ice scraping device provides an ice scraper having an extendable blade to facilitate storage and transport of the device in a pocket when not in use. The device includes a housing having an opening extending into a bottom side of the housing and a slit extending through the housing.

04/14/16
20160105989 

Adaptive information handling system rack rail mount


A rail adjustable mount adjusts a rail to support information handling system chassis with different depths in racks of different depths. The adjustable mount couples to a rack front with a sliding portion extending into the rack interior.

04/14/16
20160100854 

Systems and devices for cutting tissue


Systems and devices are described which include a tissue cutting device including a central rotatable shaft having a first end and a second end; a motor operably coupled to the first end of the central rotatable shaft, the motor including circuitry configured to rotate the central rotatable shaft; a tethering component; and an elongated flexible cutting component having a first end and a second end, the first end of the elongated flexible cutting component secured to the central rotatable shaft at a position between the first end and the second end central rotatable shaft, the second end of the elongated flexible cutting component operably coupled to the tethering component, the tethering component configured to at least one of extend and retract the elongated flexible cutting component; wherein extension and retraction of the elongated flexible cutting component by the tethering component changes a shape formed by the elongated flexible cutting component.. .

04/14/16
20160100853 

Systems and devices for cutting tissue


Systems and devices are described which include a tissue cutting device including a tethering component; an elongated flexible cutting component having a first end and a second end, the first and the second end of the elongated flexible cutting component secured to the tethering component; at least one tether having a first end and a second end, the first end of the at least one tether attached to the elongated flexible cutting component, the second end of the at least one tether operably coupled to the tethering component, the tethering component configured to at least one of extend and retract the at least one tether; and a motor operably coupled to the tethering component, the motor including circuitry configured to rotate the tethering component and the secured elongated flexible cutting component; wherein extension and retraction of the at least one tether by the tethering component changes a shape formed by the elongated flexible cutting component.. .

04/07/16
20160096705 

Fish tape adaptor for powered retraction of the fish tape


A side reel adaptor for a fish tape reel allows the fish tape reel to be spun with a drill. In one embodiment, the side reel adapter includes an attachment plate and a central bit.

04/07/16
20160096382 

Thermal printer and program


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


04/07/16
20160095729 

Stent delivery system


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


04/07/16
20160095501 

Off-axis visualization systems


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


03/31/16
20160091146 

Light emitting diode light bulb and incandescent lamp conversion apparatus


Apparatus and methods separate the functions of light emission, heat dissipation, and power conversion in led lighting. Doing so may facilitate cost-effective led lighting and enable the conversion of existing incandescent lamps to led service.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


03/31/16
20160090803 

Hydraulic locator


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


03/31/16
20160089703 

Sewer jetter


A sewer jetter apparatus is provided. The sewer jetter apparatus may include a sewer jetter attachment and a sewer jetter hose.
Mesa Diversified Llc.


03/24/16
20160087558 

Motor control apparatus having a function of determining start of machine protecting operation


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


03/24/16
20160086591 

Adjustable, floor-mounted electric guitar effect performance and storage apparatus


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

03/24/16
20160085343 

Micro deflectors on touch sensor


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


03/24/16
20160083942 

Auto-retracting mechanism for faucet spray head


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


03/24/16
20160082867 

System and seat retraction during an autonomous driving mode


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


03/24/16
20160082217 

Automatically adjusting headgear for patient interface


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


03/24/16
20160081789 

Method and coupling soft tissue to a bone


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


03/24/16
20160081321 

Positioning system for a sprayer boom


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


03/17/16
20160079051 

Integrated nanospray system


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


03/17/16
20160076611 

High-low pad retraction spring


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


03/17/16
20160076558 

Method of increasing electro-hydrostatic actuator piston velocity


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


03/17/16
20160075311 

Vehicle leveling assembly with digital sensor


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


03/17/16
20160074653 

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


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


03/17/16
20160074107 

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


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


03/17/16
20160073785 

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


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


03/10/16
20160068366 

Detachable wire management device


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

03/10/16
20160067453 

Catheter insertion device including retractable needle


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


03/03/16
20160061327 

Cylinder assembly


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


03/03/16
20160061232 

Energy efficient fluid powered linear actuator with variable area


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


03/03/16
20160061229 

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


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


03/03/16
20160060941 

Coaxially extending arm for door closing operator


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

03/03/16
20160060936 

Sliding door arrangement


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


03/03/16
20160060935 

Sliding door


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


03/03/16
20160060920 

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


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


03/03/16
20160059656 

Vibration damper


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


03/03/16
20160058444 

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


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


02/25/16
20160056754 

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


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


02/25/16
20160053837 

Multiple piece pad clip


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


02/25/16
20160053564 

Systems and methods for core recovery


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


02/25/16
20160053511 

Reinforced strike assembly


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




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

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