|| List of recent Retraction-related patents
The invention relates to a process cartridge, which comprises a process cartridge housing, a photosensitive member, a driving force receiving opening, a retractable mechanism and a control mechanism, wherein the photosensitive member is arranged inside the process cartridge housing; the driving force receiving opening is connected with the photosensitive member and provides a driving force for the photosensitive member; the retractable mechanism allows the driving force receiving opening to extend or retract in the axial direction of the photosensitive member; and the control mechanism controls the extension and retraction of the retractable mechanism.. .
Zhuhai Seine Technology Limited
A hydraulic axle includes a reversible hydraulic pump. The hydraulic axle has a multi-surface cylinder with two retraction surfaces and two deployment surfaces.
Robert Bosch Gmbh
|Drill string inground isolator in an mwd system and associated method|
An inground isolator and associated method can provide an electrically isolated break in a drill string using electrical insulating members/isolators that are supported by a housing. During drill string operations, the isolators are subject only compressive forces responsive to both extension (pushing) and retraction (pulling) by the drill string.
Merlin Technology, Inc.
|Self-elevating platform employing actuators|
An apparatus including a support; a first upper frame and a second upper frame each attached to the support; and removable actuators extending vertically from a base and located below the support and between the first and second upper frames, wherein the actuators are vertically extendable and retractable; wherein the actuators are adapted to engage the support and raise or lower the support upon the extension or retraction of each actuator; wherein the actuators are adapted to extend to a first height at which a first middle frame may be arranged below the first upper frame and a second middle frame may be arranged below the second upper frame; and wherein the actuators are adapted to retract to a second height at which the first middle frame may be attached to the first upper frame and the second middle frame may be attached to the second upper frame.. .
Nabors Drilling International Limited
|Apparatus for stitching vehicle interior components|
A method for stitching an interior component is provided. The method including the steps of: stitching an outer skin layer of the interior component with a single needle chain stitch machine having a rotary looper; descending a needle of the machine through the interior component; retracting the needle after is has descended through the interior component; engaging a thread loop formed during the retraction of the needle after it has descended through the interior component with a hook of the rotary looper, wherein a portion of interior component is located above and below the rotary looper as it rotates; and moving the interior component relative to the needle and rotary looper in order to establish a stitch length..
|Tailgate assembly for a refuse vehicle|
A body assembly for a vehicle includes a storage body, a tailgate rotatably coupled to the storage body, an actuator, and a prop. The actuator includes a cylinder tube having an outer tube end coupled to the tailgate and a rod having an outer rod end coupled to the body.
|Spring caging mechanism for a coil spring rail brake|
A rail brake includes a rigid enclosure which mounts under a crane so as to dispose the base end of the enclosure over and adjacent a rail. A spring carriage is mounted for vertical translation within the enclosure.
Hillmar Industries Limited
|System and cleaning and retracting at least one patient monitoring cable|
A system and method is provided for cleaning patient monitoring cables including: retracting a cable using a retraction mechanism; receiving, by a housing unit, the cable; and directing, based on movement of the cable, the cable into the housing unit. The innovation may further include: providing cleaning means to the housing unit; protracting the cable; and providing drying means to the housing unit..
|Retractable needle adapters and safety syringes|
Barrel adapters for safety syringes include a barrel and a plunger assembly adapted to move within the barrel, a barrel tip adapted to be sealingly engaged with a distal end of the barrel and a needle retraction mechanism barrel having a needle subassembly and an actuator subassembly. The needle subassembly includes a needle, and a needle-over-mold (nom) through which the needle extends.
Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd
|Drive control mechanisms and automatic injectors for injectable cartridges|
An automatic injector includes a housing having a guide, a drive control mechanism, a transmission assembly, a motor, and an energy source. The housing may further include a cartridge cover.
Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd
Dissection and retraction device for vaginal sacral colpopexy
In one embodiment the apparatus includes a first retractor, a second retractor, and a shaft. The shaft defines a central channel extending from a first end portion of the shaft to a second end portion of the shaft.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
Retractor tool for minimally invasive hip replacement surgery
A retractor system, kit and method of use includes a plurality of retractors for use in retracting a wound during a minimally-invasive hip replacement surgery to define an access space to a surgical site is discussed. Each of the retractors comprises a handle portion configured to be held by a user, a curved bend portion distal of the handle portion, and a wound contact portion attached to the curved bend portion.
Motor control device
If the control of a motor becomes impossible, the motor appropriately stops, and drive wheels are driven by an engine to enable retraction travel. A motor/generator 4 is used to drive drive wheels of a vehicle, and start an engine 3.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
Expandable stud bracket
An expandable stud bracket for attachment to a 2×4, 2×6, or 4×4 board for construction of a temporary structure of support is disclosed. An embodiment of the bracket includes a receiving portion for securing the bracket to a stud, an adjustable portion opposite the receiving portion and having an extendable rod, an engagement plate attached to an end of the rod and an anchor attached to an end of the rod opposite the engagement plate and for limiting extension of the rod from the bracket, and a locking mechanism attached to the rod for preventing retraction.
Stud Jack It Company
A mechanism for storing a length of cord that includes a first and second pair of pulleys mounted at opposite ends of a frame. An intermediate section of a cord is stored in the frame and has one end of the stored section fixed to the frame, with the other end extending from the frame.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Device for concomitant opening or closing of two flaps of a landing gear door
A device for concomitant opening or closing of two flaps of a door of an aircraft retractable landing gear. The device comprises a single actuating means for the opening or the closing of the two flaps under the effect of its extension or of its retraction.
Airbus Operations S.a.s.
Tissue retraction and vertebral displacement devices, systems, and methods for posterior spinal fusion
Devices for retracting tissue during a minimally-invasive, posterior spinal fusion procedure include a blade positionable along a passageway device connected to a connecting element implanted in a vertebra of the spine, such that the blade covers at least a portion of a longitudinal opening of the passageway device. The blade may be coupled to the passageway device by receiving the passageway device with a receiving portion.
Stryker European Holdings I, Llc
Method of suturing tissue
A medical device for installing sutures to close an incision in tissue or human skin is disclosed. The suturing device may provide first and second arcuate needles.
Sit-stand workstation with display support apparatus
In one respect, the invention of the present application is a sit-stand workstation comprising a worksurface and at least one support beam row adapted to support at least one electronic display therefrom, the worksurface and support beam row being clamped to an outer column that is axially aligned with and able to change height with respect to an inner column via an extension and retraction device that is attached between the inner and outer columns.. .
Innovative Office Products, Llc
Spring-style air brake hose support
A spring-style railway hose support has a retraction-biased extension unit of a longitudinally compressible spring and a pair of oppositely directed internal wireforms within the longitudinally compressible spring. The internal wireforms engage respective ends of the longitudinally compressible spring, and a closed end of each is configured to allow it to project beyond a respective end of the longitudinally compressible spring.
Cosmetic changing the appearance of eyes
The current application is directed to cosmetic methods for changing the appearance of eyes by causing a retraction of the eyelids so that the eyes appear to be more open and have a wider appearance. Various methods involve application of one or more prostaglandins, synthetic prostaglandins, including synthetic prostaglandin f, and synthetic prostaglandin analogues, to eyelids, which results in contraction of eyelid muscles and a wider, more open appearance of the eyes..
Illuminated surgical retractor system and magnetically-controlled illumination device
An illuminated surgical retractor system includes a surgical retractor and at least one illumination device. The surgical retractor includes an outer ring, a light-transmissive hollow inner ring, and a tubular retraction membrane which extends between the output ring and the inner ring and which has a first open end connected to and spread open by the outer ring and a second open end connected to and spread open by the inner ring.
Chi Mei Medical Center
Minimally open interbody access retraction device and surgical method
Devices, systems and methods for minimally open orthopedic spine surgery are disclosed. A first flexible screw-based retractor is designed to be coupled to each pedicle screw inserted into adjacent vertebral bodies.
Retractable electronics protection
Cases are disclosed herein for mobile electronic devices, such as smartphones, tables, e-readers, etc., that have an integrated retention system. The integrated retention system includes a retention device and a retraction device.
Reduced capacity carrier and use
A substrate transport apparatus is provided. The apparatus has a casing and a door.
Brooks Automation, Inc.
Expandable stud bracket
An expandable stud bracket for attachment to a board for construction of a temporary structure of support is disclosed. An embodiment of the bracket includes a receiving portion for securing the bracket to a stud, an adjustable portion opposite the receiving portion and having an extendable rod, an engagement plate attached to an end of the rod and an anchor attached to an end of the rod opposite the engagement plate and for limiting extension of the rod from the bracket, and a locking mechanism attached to the rod for preventing retraction.
Methods of valve delivery on a beating heart
A delivery system and method for delivering a prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve. The system includes a delivery catheter having a steering mechanism thereon for delivering a balloon-expandable prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve through an introducer passing into the left ventricle through its apex.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
An incrementally adjustable wound retractor (500), having a first ring (504) with a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, a flexible second ring (502), having a lumen and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, and a flexible sleeve (506), disposed in a generally cylindrical form between the first and second rings (502, 504), where the second ring may be rolled over itself to provide a sleeve with a radical retraction force sufficient to stretch the incision to the desired diameter.. .
Applied Medical Resources Corporation
System and controlling adjustable spoiler
A system of controlling an adjustable spoiler includes an ignition detector configured to detect whether an engine is turned on or off. A vehicle speed detector is configured to detect a vehicle speed.
Hyundai Motor Company
Method to test equipment with variable geometries of an aircraft engine
The invention relates to a method for testing equipment with variable geometries of an aircraft engine, especially turbomachine. In a first phase, a computer tests the chain of controls of the fuel dosage function.
System and drug delivery with a safety syringe
One embodiment is directed to a system for injecting, comprising a syringe body defining an interior medicine chamber; a stopper member configured to be inserted into the interior medicine chamber to contain medicine within the medicine chamber; a plunger member configured to be manually manipulated to insert the stopper member relative to the syringe body; a needle having proximal and distal ends, the proximal end comprising an anchoring geometry configured to be at least partially penetrated into the stopper member such that upon retraction of the stopper member, the needle is pulled proximally along with the stopper to be at least partially contained within the interior medicine chamber; and an energy-storing member operatively coupled between the stopper member and the syringe body, the energy-storing member configured to facilitate retraction of the stopper member relative to the syringe body.. .
Credence Medsystems, Inc.
Prisoner safety seat and use
A prisoner seat security device includes a retractable strap which hooks or clasps onto a prisoner, preferably by a restraint device on the prisoner, such as hand-cuffs. As the prison seats in the seat, the strap retracts.
One-piece hinge body and hinge assembly for pivoting elements
The present invention provides for a robust one-piece hinge body which is suitable to withstand strain of rough handling. The novel one-piece hinge body includes a first profile portion which is configured to at least partially enclose a first profile.
K. Hartwall Oy Ab
Multi-component designs for heart valve retrieval device, sealing structures and stent assembly
This invention relates to the design and function of a device which allows for retrieval of a previously implanted valve prosthesis from a beating heart without extracorporeal circulation using a transcatheter retrieval system, including a guide component to facilitate the compression of the valve and retraction into a retrieval catheter, as well as an improved prosthetic transcatheter heart valve having one or more of: a series of radially extending tines having a loop terminus to improve sealing a deployed prosthetic mitral valve against hemodynamic leaking, a pre-compressible stent-in-stent design, or an articulating cuff attached to a covered stent-valve and a commissural sealing skirt structure attached to the underside of the articulating cuff.. .
Tendyne Holdings, Inc.
Retractable syringe with improved delivery efficiency and locking system
A plunger, a needle assembly and a retractable syringe comprising same are provided. The plunger comprises a plunger member and a plunger outer having a lock spring that prevents or impedes movement of the plunger member after needle retraction.
Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd
Methods and devices to decrease tissue trauma during surgery
Methods and devices are disclosed to reduce the tissue trauma that occurs when a physician retracts or otherwise deforms a patient's tissues for surgery or other medical procedures. In one part, methods and devices are disclosed for cooling the tissue around the incision.
Subcutaneous needle insertion mechanism
A subcutaneous access device has a skin attachment plate coated with an adhesive layer. The skin attachment plate is moveably linked by a retraction mechanism to a needle support with fixedly positioned needles.
Motor controller for protecting tool and object to be processed in emergency stop
A motor controller according to the present invention includes a stop cause detecting unit for detecting a stop cause by which an emergency stop of a motor is carried out, a stop command generating unit for generating a stop command that stops a tool along a command trajectory, and a retraction command generating unit for generating a retraction command that moves the tool and an object to be processed relatively with each other so that interference between the tool and the object to be processed is avoided. The motor controller is configured such that a machine tool is operated according to a superimposed command obtained by superimposing the retraction command onto the stop command when the stop cause detecting unit detects a stop cause..
Electric latch retraction push-bar device
An electric latch retraction device comprising a housing for receiving a plurality of internal components of the electric latch retraction device. An actuator mechanism is included in the housing, the actuator mechanism is adapted to impart linear movement on a latch, such that the latch is retracted towards the housing.
1 Adolfo, Llc
Nanogap device with capped nanowire structures
An anti-retraction capping material is formed on a surface of a nanowire that is located upon a dielectric membrane. A gap is then formed into the anti-retraction capping material and nanowire forming first and second capped nanowire structures of a nanodevice.
International Business Machines Corporation
Control valve structure of plastic faucet
A plastic control valve is connected to a plastic tube body to control water output. The tube body has a receiving space, inner portion of the receiving space has inner threads, and at least one stopping block is protrudingly formed at a bottom surface of the receiving space, wherein said control valve has a valve body, a valve cover, and at least a wedging block formed at an outer portion of the valve body, wherein the valve body is disposed into the receiving space of the valve shell, and the wedging block and stopping block are rotatably secured with each other, wherein the valve cover has outer threads formed at an outer surface thereof to engage with the inner threads of the valve shell to eliminate squeeze between the tube body and valve cover due to thermal expansion and retraction to further increase the stability of the control valve..
Lever remote locking for fifth wheel maneuver
The present invention is described as a remote lock for fifth wheel handle lever which, in accordance with its characteristics, provides the formation of a remote lock (1) in a proper and specific electromechanical structure with direct actuation in the handle lever (d) of fifth wheels (a) which precludes undue disengagement or uncoupling between the tractor (b) and the semi-trailer (c) of the wagons, so as to enable in an extremely practical, safe, and accurate fashion the complete optimization of the set of procedures intended for disengagement or uncoupling between the tractor (b) and the semi-trailer (c) through direct actuation of the handle lever (d) drive lock controlling the fifth wheel locking mechanism (a), resulting in precluded locking bar retraction (f), keeping the locking claw (g) in closed position and, therefore, still attached to the kingpin (h) of the semi-trailer (c).. .
Burner retraction system
A burner retraction system includes a mounting assembly having a mounting sleeve, an insertion assembly having a tubular sleeve including an insertion portion sized and shaped for insertion into the mounting sleeve and an opening therethrough, a pivot rod rigidly mounted to and extending rearwardly from the mounting plate, and a pivot assembly rigidly mounted to the insertion sleeve and including a pivot tube surrounding and coaxially rotatable about the pivot rod, one of the pivot rod and the pivot tube having a slot including a straight axially extending portion and an angled portion extending rearwardly from the straight portion at an angle θ, and a stop pin slidably inserted into the slot in the one of the pivot rod and the pivot tube, the stop pin being secured to the other of the pivot rod and the pivot tube.. .
Swing-down jack with locks
The present invention provides a swing down jack for mounting to a vehicle to elevate the vehicle. The jack includes a mounting bracket and a leg.
Dual level, trailerable mechanic's ramp
An extremely compact, trailerable vehicle ramp that utilizes a unique, economical manner of locking the lift and raising the vehicle that is adapted to provide both safety and convenience for the user. The lift can be locked into a horizontal position with the base frame raised so that it can be towed to the desired location, such as a racetrack.
Point take-off and landing of unmanned flying objects
Point take-off and landing systems for an unmanned flying object. In one embodiment, the flying object is guided along a flight trajectory and approaches a landing body such that a latching element, coupled with a suspension cable suspended from the flying body, latches with a receiving latch, coupled with an extendable retractable beam projecting horizontally from a landing body side surface.
Cam-actuated medical puncturing device and method
The medical puncturing device includes a housing, a shield, and a skin puncturing assembly disposed within the housing. The shield is axially movable in the housing.
Becton, Dickinson And Company
Needle electrode safety device
A needle electrode is provided incorporating a protective flap and optionally a retraction chamber. By providing an impenetrable barrier covering the area of skin over the needle's tip, the protective flap protects against needle sticks that can occur when the tip of a needle electrode is pushed back out through the skin.
The Research Foundation Of State University Of New York
Imaging apparatus, client device, imaging system, control imaging apparatus, control client device, and control imaging system
An imaging apparatus includes a control unit to perform insertion/retraction of an infrared cut filter into and from an optical path of an imaging optical system; a reception unit to receive a third command to cause the control unit to automatically control insertion/retraction of the infrared cut filter; and a determining unit configured to determine whether or not the third command includes additional information based on the output of the reception unit; wherein, in the event that the determining unit has determined that the third command includes additional information, the control unit controls insertion/retraction of the infrared cut filter based on the additional information, and in the event that the determining unit has determined that the third command does not include additional information, the control unit controls insertion/retraction of the infrared cut filter based on control information which the control unit has beforehand.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
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. The tissue retraction assembly has a plurality of blades which may be introduced while in a closed configuration, after which point they may be opened to create an operation corridor to the surgical target site, including pivoting at least one blade to expand the operative corridor adjacent to the operative site..
Autoinjector comprising a time delay device having a planetary gear set for delaying the retraction of the needle
Said autoinjector comprising a retarding device (15, 16, 17) adapted to delay during a predetermined time the actuation of said tank movement device (2, 4, 9) by said trigger (19) after injection of the fluid product, to delay retraction of said needle by said predetermined time after the end of injection.. .
Grease gun coupler
A grease gun coupler for delivering grease from a tube of a grease gun to a grease fitting is provided. Insertion of a grease fitting in the coupler pushes in a piston, allows a bias or an operator to push an outer sleeve towards the grease fitting, which biases the ball bearings inwards, thus securing the grease fitting in the coupler.
Y&d Brothers Innovations Inc.
Fencing storage system
A cylindrical cartridge used for the storage and protection of all types of barrier fencing. The device is designed to extend the life of barrier fencing, reduce waste and reduce cost.
Vehicle bonnet safety assembly
A vehicle bonnet safety assembly, the vehicle comprising: a bonnet; a chassis, to which the bonnet is hingedly joined; the assembly further comprises: at least one restraining mechanism comprising: a retractable strap secured to a retraction mechanism further secured to the chassis at one end and secured to the bonnet at an opposite end; wherein the retraction mechanism comprises an inertia reel so as to facilitate the ability to extend and retract the retractable strap whereas the retractable strap is allowed to extend in case a force below a predetermined threshold is applied and retractable strap is prevented from extending when a force above the predefined threshold is applied.. .
Advanced Digital Broadcast S.a
Top drive operated casing running tool
Spring loaded dogs are attached to the housing to engage the casing internally or externally to facilitate extension or retraction of the slips that selectively grab the topmost of a string of casing. When the tool is suspended from the top drive, its components are rotationally locked to facilitate insertion into the casing stand on top of a string being run in the hole.
Hydraulic closed circuit system
In a hydraulic closed circuit system with hydraulic pumps which maintains a well-balanced flow rate by automatically controlling the flow rate, a first hydraulic pump is connected to a hydraulic cylinder device such that the hydraulic closed circuit is made, a second hydraulic pump is connected at one of paired delivery ports to a bottom side of the hydraulic cylinder device and at the other of the ports to a tank, and a prime mover drives the first and second hydraulic pumps and recovers motive power from these pumps. A pump capacity control unit detects a moving direction of the hydraulic cylinder device, and a pressure in a lower-thrust side of the device, and controls a capacity of the second hydraulic pump so that the flow rate during the extension/retraction of the hydraulic cylinder device becomes balanced between the first and second hydraulic pumps and the hydraulic cylinder device..
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
Surgical access system and related methods
A surgical access system and related methods which involve the ability to minimally invasively provide an operative corridor to a disk space while simultaneously providing the ability to distract the disk space. The access system comprises a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly.
Retractable cord reel with electrical contacts mounted on an axial movable spool
A novel retractable cord reel with electrical contacts that engage when the spool is locked from retraction. The spool moves axially to engage stationary electrical contacts mounted to the cord reel housing.
Response Engineering, Inc.
Automated medical liquid filling system and method
A medical liquid filling system and associated methods are provided, the system comprising a disposable and a drive system. The disposable includes a tubular member and a piston slidably disposed within the tubular member for retraction and advancement within at least a first portion of the tubular member.
Baxter Corporation Englewood
Sheath support devices, systems and methods
Devices, systems and methods are provided for accessing a target location in the body of a patient, particularly within the epidural space. A system includes a sheath and a sheath support supporting the sheath to reduce or avoid kinking.
Spinal Modulation, Inc.
Lockable attachment device for a mobile phone or other hand held device
An attachment device secures attaching a handheld device, such as a mobile phone or tablet. The device has a first connecting element connecting it to the handheld device and a second connecting element for securing it, e.g.
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.. .
Wire collection device with increasing collection diameter
A stent deployment system includes a wire collection device with a profiled retraction wire and an actuator coupled to a collection spindle. A distal end of the profiled retraction wire is coupled to a sledge that is coupled to an outer sheath.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc
Thoracic lumbar sacral posture garment device
High friction scapular retraction straps for application directly to the tops of the respective shoulders of a patient and connected with tension straps to draw the gripper straps and, consequently, the shoulders rearwardly, and including fasteners to fasten to a garment worn by the patient to hold the shoulders rearward.. .
System and determining a hydration level of a tissue region
In accordance with one aspect of the present technique, a method is disclosed. The method includes applying a mechanical perturbation to a tissue region using a displacement device.
General Electric Company
Use of stem cells to prevent neuronal dieback
The invention is generally directed to treatment of neuronal injury. In particular, the invention is directed to reducing axonal retraction (“dieback”) that occurs as a result of the interaction of activated macrophages with dystrophic axons that are produced during nervous system acute or chronic injury.
Case Western Reserve University
Control valve for vacuum systems
A valve assembly including a housing having first and second ports; a cylinder assembly mounted on such housing having a piston rod displaceable along an axis of such first port, provided with a valve plug including a first component having a passageway therethrough intercommunicable with the interior of such housing and such first port, and a second component supported on and displaceable axially relative to such first component, wherein upon extension of such plug into closing engagement with such first port, such passageway will be obstructed and upon retraction of such plug out of closing engagement with such first port, such passageway will be unobstructed.. .
Device for connecting a fixed portion of a turbine engine and a distributor foot of a turbine engine turbine
Characterized in that at least one bracket (12, 13) is interrupted by forming an expansion or retraction slot (121, 131), the slot (121, 131) allowing an expansion of the bracket (12, 13) tending to close the slot (121, 131) or retraction of the bracket (12, 13) tending to further open the slot (121, 131), under the effect of a difference in internal temperatures of the device.. .