|| List of recent Rigidity-related patents
| Spray foam splint|
Orthopedic splinting materials and methods for stabilizing an injured limb or extremity of a human or animal comprising applying a foam to the limb or extremity and allowing the foam set to sufficient rigidity, which can be in less than 60 seconds. The foam, such as a spray polyurethane foam, can be sprayed directly on the skin without producing an amount of heat release that is painful or uncomfortable on the skin.
The present invention is characterized in that a portion on the circumferential outside and radial outside of a radial outside contact end portion 9a with a dovetail portion 4a is removed from a wheel 7. Specifically, the wheel 7 is formed with a groove portion 10 in an area that is located on the circumferential outside of the radial outside contact end portion 9a of a blade securing portion 15 with the dovetail portion 4a and that includes a radial outside of the contact end portion 9a.
| System and method for shoreline preservation|
Disclosed is a removable erosion-control and fencing (“reaf”) system for shoreline preservation along a line defined by a plurality of posts. An exemplary reaf system comprises first and second post clamp pairs mounted to adjacent posts.
| Vehicle seat assembly with composite frame|
A vehicle seat assembly includes a composite frame with continuous-fiber reinforced (cfr) material along laterally spaced side members and cross members. The cfr material may be in a continuous piece along all four frame members to provide structural rigidity that is superior to that of separate pieces of cfr material.
| Vehicle lower section structure|
A vehicle lower section structure is obtained that has a simple structure and is capable of increasing the rigidity and strength of a framework structure that is long in the vehicle front-rear direction. A vehicle lower section structure includes: an upper panel including a pair of respectively vehicle-downwards facing joining faces that are separated from each other in the vehicle width direction; a lower panel that with the upper panel configures a framework structure that is long in the vehicle front-rear direction and has a closed cross-section by the joining faces of the upper panel being joined to vehicle-upwards facing joining faces of the lower panel; and a seat rail that is long in the vehicle front-rear direction and is fixed to a portion of the upper panel that configures an upper wall of the closed cross-section of the framework structure..
| Body cover structure for saddle-ride type vehicle|
A body cover structure for saddle-ride type vehicles that enables enhancement of the user's comfort while increasing the rigidity of covering members constituting a center tunnel part. Step floors are configured of forward inclined parts disposed ahead of the floors in a forward rising shape, horizontal parts disposed either substantially horizontally or in a rearwardly rising shape behind these forward inclined parts, and bent parts connecting the forward inclined parts and the horizontal parts.
| Fixing structure for reinforcement plate and tie rod-type brake booster having the same|
A tie rod-type brake booster including a casing provided with a front cell and a rear cell, the front cell and the rear cell sealingly joining to each other, a tie rod caulked to the rear cell through the casing, a reinforcement plate to closely contact an inner surface of the front cell to enhance rigidity of the casing, the reinforcement plate being provided with a through hole penetrated by the tie rod, and a support member formed at a penetration portion of the front cell penetrated by the tie rod to fix the reinforcement plate, wherein the support member comprises a bent portion bent from the penetration portion of the front cell, and a pressing portion perpendicularly extending from the bent portion with respect to an axial direction of the tie rod.. .
| Actuation system|
Disclosed is an actuation system for adjusting the rigidity of elastic elements by using two sets of transmission modules together with a link gear and two sets of nonlinear elastic elements. The actuation system actuates an external arm by controlling the two sets of transmission modules to rotate in different directions and adjusts the rigidity of the elastic elements by controlling the two sets of transmission modules to rotate in the same direction, so as to achieve the effects of reducing the number of actuation modules used, minimizing the volume of the actuation system, and reducing production cost..
|Guide wire for use with a catheter|
A guide wire (1) for use with a catheter comprises a core wire (3) terminating in a distal portion (18) of flat ribbon-like construction having respective opposite major surfaces (29,30). A spring (24) is brazed to a distal end (27) of the distal portion (18) and to the core wire (3) at a tapering portion (14).
|Golf club head having a shielded stress reducing feature|
A hollow golf club incorporating a stress reducing feature having a shield serving to lessen the visual impact of the stress reducing feature, reduce the likelihood of debris from entering the stress reducing feature, and reduce the likelihood of damage to the stress reducing feature, while adding rigidity to a portion of the stress reducing feature and still allowing the stress reducing feature to selectively increase the deflection of the face.. .
|Light steel keel connecting structure|
A light steel keel connecting structure, comprising at least two light steel keels, each of which has a connecting surface connecting with the other light steel keel, and connecting pieces for connecting the light steel keels, characterized in that concaves are provided on each of the connecting surfaces respectively which are depressed toward inside of the light steel keels, and the concaves of two connecting surfaces which are connected vertically are disposed by way of embedding, and at least two connecting holes are provided at corresponding positions of two concaves that are embedded, respectively, and the connecting pieces are provided within the connecting holes in a state of connection. The terminals of the connecting pieces at one end where depression sides of the concaves are located do not go beyond outer edges of the openings of the concaves on the same side as the terminals of the connecting pieces.
|Development device and image forming apparatus incorporating same|
A development device includes a developer bearer, a developer regulator to adjust an amount of developer on the developer bearer, a supply compartment adjacent to the developer bearer across a side wall formed monolithic with the development casing using an identical material, a developer supply member to transport developer in the supply compartment in an axial direction, and a channel forming member having higher rigidity than that of the side wall. The channel forming member defines, with the side wall, a supply route extending over an entire development range, through which developer moves from the supply compartment to the developer bearer, and defines, with an inner wall of the development casing, a collecting route through which developer blocked by the developer regulator is collected in the supply compartment.
|Thin multi-layered structures providing rigidity and conductivity|
Electronic devices having a multi-layer structure that provides enhanced conductivity (thermal and/or electrical conductivity) are disclosed. The multi-layer structure can have a plurality of adjacent layers.
|Apparatus and methods for increasing the buoyancy of a wheeled vehicle|
An apparatus for increasing the buoyancy of a wheeled vehicle includes a ski to be disposed under at least one tire or wheel of a wheeled vehicle; a boot having a bottom wall secured directly or indirectly to the ski and side walls substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall, wherein the side walls of the boot are configured to laterally constrain the tire or wheel of the wheeled vehicle; and a tire block pin for connecting the side walls of the boot to one another to increase rigidity of the apparatus and to rotationally constrain the tire or wheel of the wheeled vehicle and/or tie downs for securing the wheel to the ski. Methods of using the apparatus are also disclosed..
|Sliding member for sheet-shaped recording material detachment, seal ring for automobile, and seal ring and sliding member for industrial gas compressor|
An objective of the present invention is to provide a sliding member for sheet-shaped recording material detachment having superior resistance to abrasion and superior heat resistant rigidity, and either a seal ring for an automobile or a seal ring or a sliding member for an industrial gas compressor, having high mechanical strength while ensuring flexibility. The objective is achieved with a sliding member for sheet-shaped recording material detachment, and either a seal ring for an automobile or a seal ring or a sliding member for an industrial gas compressor, made from a resin composite comprising: as a first element, either an adhesive fluorocarbon resin (a) or a resin compound of the resin (a) and a fluorocarbon resin (b) which differs from the resin (a), which are in a volumetric ratio (ab) of 5/95 to 99/1; and as a second element, 0.5 to 99 volume % of a thermoplastic polyimide (c)..
|Refrigerator and vacuum heat insulating material for use in refrigerator|
The present invention provides a refrigerator with improved refrigerator box strength and high heat insulating performance, which is configured such that external deformation due to entry of air into a vacuum heat insulating material, the entry of air being caused by aging degradation, is prevented. The present invention includes: a heat-insulated box including an inner casing and an outer casing, in which space between the inner casing and the outer casing is filled with a foamed heat insulating material; and a vacuum heat insulating material disposed in at least a side wall of the heat-insulated box together with the foamed heat insulating material, the vacuum heat insulating material including an outer skin material, the outer skin material including at least a core material and being decompression-sealed.
|Polymer microparticle-dispersed resin composition and method for producing same|
The present invention provides a means for improving the elastic modulus (rigidity), heat resistance, toughness, and impact resistance of a resin to provide these properties in a good balance. The present invention provides a polymer microparticle-dispersed resin composition containing 100 parts by weight of a resin and 0.1 to 150 parts by weight of polymer microparticles each containing at least two layers: a crosslinked polymer layer and a coating polymer layer, the resin composition having a particle dispersity of the polymer microparticles in the resin of not lower than 50%, the crosslinked polymer layer including 50% by weight to 99% by weight of at least one monomer having a tg, as determined as a homopolymer, of not lower than 0° c., and 50% by weight to 1% by weight of at least one monomer having a tg, as determined as a homopolymer, of lower than 0° c..
|Planetary gear reducer|
A planetary gear reducer (1) includes: a sun gear (5) having external teeth and fixed concentrically to a power input shaft (3); a plurality of planet gears (7) having external teeth and mashing with the sun gear (5); a ring gear (9) having internal teeth and meshing with the planet gears (7); a planet carrier (11) configured to support a plurality of planet shafts (13), each of which is a rotational axis of a corresponding one of the planet gears (7), and to output revolution of the plurality of planet gears (7) as first power; and a cylindrical support (27) connected to the ring gear (9) such that the cylindrical support (27) is non-rotatable relative to the ring gear (9), the cylindrical support (27) being configured to output rotation of the ring gear (9) as second power. The cylindrical support (27) includes, at its one part along the direction of a central axis, a flexible structure (41) which is curved radially inward and has a v-shaped longitudinal section.
|Foam-backed hollow articles made by cold rotational molding|
Systems and cold rotational molding methods are provided for making hollow, foam-backed polymeric molded articles. The molded articles can be manikins or manikin parts, or other articles, such as frames (e.g.
|Semiconductor package and fabrication method thereof|
A fabrication method of a semiconductor package is provided, which includes the steps of: forming a packaging substrate on a first carrier; bonding a second carrier to the packaging substrate; removing the first carrier; disposing a chip on the packaging substrate; forming an encapsulant on the packaging substrate for encapsulating the chip; and removing the second carrier. The first and second carriers provide the thin-type packaging substrate with sufficient rigidity for undergoing the fabrication processes without cracking or warpage, thereby meeting the miniaturization requirement and improving the product yield..
A sun-chasing device is provided, including a base, a first transmitter disposed on the base, a second transmitter, a support, a carrier pivotally connected to the support for carrying a solar module, a first supporting component pivotally connected to the first transmitter and the carrier, and a second supporting component pivotally connected to the second transmitter and the carrier. The sun-chasing device has great rigidity and carrying ability against strong wind, and has great precision and rotation angle, such that a solar plate can precisely aim at sun for long time and thus the efficiency of a solar module is significantly increased..
|Variable compression ratio internal combustion engine|
A variable compression ratio internal combustion engine basically has a main engine body and a variable compression ratio mechanism. A housing is attached to an outside wall of the main engine body to support an actuator.
Provided is a washing machine that can maintain sufficient rigidity while reducing a thickness of a frame by improving the shape of beads disposed at the frame, the washing machine including: a cabinet; a tub that is disposed to accommodate washing water in the cabinet and has a fastening hole formed in a rear side of the tub; a tub fixing part that is provided in plural numbers at a rear side of the cabinet in a position corresponding to the fastening hole; a fixing member that is inserted into the tub fixing part and is fastened to the fastening hole so that the tub is fixed to the rear side of the cabinet; and beads that are provided in plural numbers at both sides of the cabinet so as to have a shape of grooves formed in a direction of an inner side of the cabinet.. .
|Inflatable balloon device and applications|
A self-propelled device for locomotion through a lumen, comprising a set of serially arranged inflatable chambers, and incorporating a number of novel aspects. To enable easy insertion and use, the rigidity of the device is increased by means of rigid inserts in the balloons, or by use of stiff springs between segments.
|Apparel incorporating a protective element and method of use|
Protective components may include a plate element and a cushioning element that are secured together with a hook-and-loop fastening system. The cushioning element may include a pair of material layers and a pad or a plurality of pad components located between the material layers.
|Manufacturing method of vehicle tailgate inner panel|
Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing an inner panel of a vehicle tailgate, which is formed in a bending plate shape and to which reinforcing members are coupled to improve rigidity, including: temporarily coupling a plurality of sub-blanks to a main blank by spot welding; forming the main blank into an inner panel and the plurality of sub-blanks into a plurality of reinforcing members, using a forming mold; and permanently coupling the plurality of reinforcing members to the inner panel.. .
An optical deflector includes a movable portion having a mirror plane, a fixed portion, a pair of combined torsion bars connecting the movable portion and the fixed portion to each other so that the movable portion can be rotationally displaced about a rotation axis with respect to the fixed portion, and a driver to drive the movable portion. Each combined torsion bar includes a plurality of torsion bars extending to be parallel to the rotation axis and a plurality of connecting bars, each of the connecting bars connecting one ends of each adjacent two of the torsion bars to each other.
|Reactor and reactor apparatus|
Provided is a reactor which uses a reactor core in which j-shaped iron cores are oppositely disposed in a ring shape. In the ring shape, an axial outer circumferential part of a first coil wound around a first gap and an axial outer circumferential part of a second coil wound around a second gap overlap each other in an axial direction.
Embodiments of the present invention may include a vehicle seat having a cushion pad, a surface member, and a rigid member. The cushion pad may be equipped with a main portion for supporting an occupant, and a side support portion provided on a side of the main portion.
|Center pillar upper portion joining structure|
A center pillar upper portion joining structure that may improve joining strength and rigidity between an upper portion of a center pillar and a roof side rail. A recess portion that is indented to the vehicle inner side is formed in a roof side rail outer panel at a joining portion with a center pillar.
|Manufacturing method of composite material|
A manufacturing method of composite material includes following steps: shaping a stainless steel plate to a stainless structural component; putting the stainless structural component in a female mold; putting a fiber material over a surface of the stainless structural component away from the female mold; and pressing a male mold towards the female mold to make the fiber material attached to the stainless structural component. The present invention is able to make different materials attached to each other to form a composite material in a simple and efficient manufacturing process, and the composite material is light; thin and has advantages of high rigidity and high strength..
|Device for transporting an animal in a vehicle|
A folding device having a rectangular bottom transports an animal such as a dog. In the unfolded state, upright first and second side walls are connected on the long sides and short sides of the bottom.
|Quick assembling floor mat and components thereof|
A quick assembling floor mat has multiple reinforced plastic bars and multiple connecting strips. Each reinforced plastic bar has a body, a mounting seat formed on the top surface of the body, at least one metal reinforced sheet mounted in the body to enhance the structural strength of the body and two connecting groove respectively formed in the sidewalls of the body.
An acetabular cup comprises an outer shell preferably having a first tensile modulus, an inner liner preferably having at least a second tensile modulus which is greater than that of the said first tensile modulus, and at least one reinforcing element which extends from a polar region of the outer shell along a, preferably interior, surface of the outer shell. Preferably, a wall thickness of the outer shell at a region of intersection between a part-spherical portion and a frusto-conical portion of the outer shell is less at the part-spherical portion than at the frusto-conical portion.
|Patent foramen ovale closure device|
A device and method for deploying a mechanical closure device for closing a passageway in a body, for example a patent foramen ovale (pfo) in a heart. The deployment device has a first tubular structure having proximal and distal ends.
|Male and female enhancing device|
A male and female sexual enhancing device for enhancing a flaccid penis and providing sexual stimulation to a vagina. The sexual enhancing device permits for a minimal coverage of a penis surface area, while also allowing enhanced sexual stimulation for both the male and female through the utilization of a rigid, extended assembly that enhances the flaccid penis.
|Evaporative pattern, method of forming an evaporative pattern, and method of forming a metal mold by using an evaporative pattern|
A lightweight metal mold having a necessary rigidity is realized. Firstly, an original pattern of an evaporative pattern is formed by machining an evaporative material block.
|Contact lenses for refractive correction|
Ophthalmic lenses for correcting refractive error of an eye are disclosed. Ophthalmic lenses include a deformable inner portion and a deformable peripheral portion.
|Seat structure and vehicle|
In a seat, in a state in which tilting of a back main frame around a tilting center is locked by a reclining mechanism, a lower end of a back joint link is turnably joined to a vehicle side. Thus, turning of a first link, a back sub frame and the back joint link is locked, and operation of a back link mechanism is locked.
|Metallic end closure with tear panel having improved rigidity|
An end closure for a container is provided. The end closure includes a stay-on-tab and a tear panel defined by a frangible score and a non-frangible hinge segment.