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 Stepped shaft assembly patent thumbnailnew patent Stepped shaft assembly
Embodiments of the disclosure relate generally to shaft devices and, more particularly, to a shaft device having at least one portion that is radially distanced from a longitudinal axis of the shaft device. In one embodiment, the invention provides a first aspect of the disclosure provides a shaft assembly for movement of a plurality of adjustable members, the shaft assembly comprising: an elongate shaft body having: a first end; a second end; a first portion oriented substantially along a longitudinal axis of the elongate shaft body; and a second portion oriented substantially parallel to and radially displaced from the longitudinal axis of the elongate shaft body; and a plurality of attachment devices disposed along an outer surface of the elongate shaft body..
General Electric Company


 Modular axle shaft assemblies for use with racing vehicles and other vehicles patent thumbnailnew patent Modular axle shaft assemblies for use with racing vehicles and other vehicles
Axle shaft assemblies for use with a vehicle include a shaft formed from a first material having a first modulus of elasticity for providing the shaft with a flexibility adapted to withstand side impacts and resist deformation. A first end member can be engaged with a first end of the shaft, and a second end member can be engaged with the second end of the shaft.

 Ultrasonic surgical instrument with removable shaft assembly portion patent thumbnailnew patent Ultrasonic surgical instrument with removable shaft assembly portion
An apparatus includes a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The shaft assembly includes an outer tube, a proximal inner tube member, a distal inner tube member, and an acoustic waveguide.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Ultrasonic surgical instrument with removable shaft assembly portion patent thumbnailnew patent Ultrasonic surgical instrument with removable shaft assembly portion
An apparatus includes a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The shaft assembly includes an outer tube, an inner tube, and an acoustic waveguide.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 End effector for surgical stapler with varying curve and taper patent thumbnailnew patent End effector for surgical stapler with varying curve and taper
A surgical instrument includes a shaft assembly and an end effector extending from the shaft assembly along a jaw centerline. The end effector includes a first jaw and a second jaw.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Surgical stapler with terminal staple orientation crossing center line patent thumbnailnew patent Surgical stapler with terminal staple orientation crossing center line
A surgical instrument includes a shaft assembly, an end effector, and a staple cartridge. The end effector includes a first jaw and a second jaw.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Surgical stapler with progressively driven asymmetric alternating staple drivers patent thumbnailnew patent Surgical stapler with progressively driven asymmetric alternating staple drivers
A surgical instrument includes a shaft assembly, an end effector, and a staple cartridge. The staple cartridge includes a deck, a plurality of staples, a first driver assembly, and a second driver assembly.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Method of applying staples to liver and other organs patent thumbnailnew patent Method of applying staples to liver and other organs
A method for treating a patient includes a surgical instrument having a handle assembly, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The end effector includes an upper jaw and a lower jaw configured to pivot to receive a tissue of the patient therebetween.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Transcatheter delivery system and method with controlled expansion and contraction of prosthetic heart valve patent thumbnailTranscatheter delivery system and method with controlled expansion and contraction of prosthetic heart valve
A delivery system for use with a prosthetic heart valve having a stent frame to which a valve structure is attached, includes a shaft assembly including a distal end and a coupling structure disposed near the distal end and configured to be coupled to a distal end of the prosthetic heart valve. The system includes a sheath assembly defining a lumen sized to slidably receive the shaft assembly.
Medtronic, Inc.


 Interventional medical systems, catheters, and methods patent thumbnailInterventional medical systems, catheters, and methods
In a system for retrieving an implanted device, a flared inner surface of a catheter tubular sidewall may define a distal-most opening of a device receptacle; the opening has a first diameter equal to that of the receptacle, and a second diameter, coincident with a distal-most edge of the tubular sidewall, and at least 5% greater than the receptacle diameter. Alternately, a retrieval tool in sliding engagement within a lumen of a catheter includes a shaft assembly, through which a snare member passes, and which includes a collapsible spring-biased perimeter sidewall; the sidewall defines a capture member passageway approximately coaxial, and in fluid communication with a lumen of the shaft assembly.
Medtronic, Inc.


Methods to determine a bearing setting

A method for determining a bearing setting of a bearing in a shaft assembly, in which the shaft assembly includes a housing and a shaft rotatable with respect to the housing, with the bearing including a first bearing part coupled to the shaft and a second bearing part coupled to the housing, includes positioning a first portion of a measuring device in direct or indirect contact with the housing and a second portion of the measuring device in direct or indirect contact with the shaft. The method also includes measuring with the measuring device a parameter indicative of an amount of contact between the first bearing part and the second bearing part..
Deere & Company

Propshaft liner

A prop-shaft assembly comprises a hollow shaft having a center portion and end portions, an axially extending inner chamber, defined by an inner wall extending between the end portions, and a foam layer applied on the inner wall.. .
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

High-speed snap ring and snap ring retention method

A method of assembling a shaft assembly having a shaft defining a longitudinal axis and including a groove in an outer circumferential surface includes positioning a hub relative to the shaft and positioning a retaining ring in the groove of the shaft and adjacent to the hub. The retaining ring includes an annular body that has a first end spaced apart from a second end.
Deere & Company

Catheter with a mechanism for omni-directional deflection of a catheter shaft

A catheter with a mechanism for omni-directional deflection of a catheter shaft includes a shaft assembly and a controller. The shaft assembly includes a first tubular component that has a preformed curvilinear distal section, a second, substantially straight tubular component with a main axis and an outer shaft.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate

An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue is provided and includes a handle assembly; a shaft assembly including a housing extending distally from the handle assembly and defining a longitudinal axis; a plurality of surgical clips disposed within the shaft assembly; a jaw mounted adjacent a distal end portion of the shaft assembly, the jaw being movable between an open spaced-apart condition and a closed approximated condition; and a pusher bar reciprocally disposed within the housing of the shaft assembly and being detachably connectable to the housing of the shaft assembly, the pusher bar being configured to load a distal-most surgical clip into the jaws during distal movement and remain connected to the housing of the shaft assembly and in a distally advanced position during an approximation of the jaws.. .
Covidien Lp

Battery drain circuit for surgical instrument

A surgical instrument includes a shaft assembly, a handle assembly including a battery dock, and a battery unit. The battery unit is configured to be received by the battery dock such that the battery unit is in electrical communication with at least one of the shaft assembly or the handle assembly.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical stapling instrument with shaft release, powered firing, and powered articulation

A surgical instrument includes a shaft assembly, a handle assembly, and a latch system configured to operatively couple the shaft and handle assemblies. The latch system includes shaft and a handle lock members respectively connected to the shaft and handle assemblies for inhibiting operative uncoupling of the shaft and handle assemblies.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Insertable and detachable deck anchor

A tie-down anchor for securing an object to a plank deck structure having first and second members spaced apart by a gap. The tie-down anchor includes a shaft assembly and a spring assembly.

Face-spline drive element with axial retainer mechanism

The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a halfshaft assembly, which includes a hub including a hub surface and a hub bore abutting the hub surface, the hub bore being defined by first and second bore-surfaces and a third bore-surface positioned there-between along an axial direction, the first bore-surface being smaller in cross-sectional dimension than the second bore-surface, and the hub face including thereupon female face-splines; and a constant-velocity joint including a joint face and a stem extending from the joint face along the axial direction, the joint face including thereupon male face-splines to engage the female face-splines of the hub at an engagement position, the stem defining thereupon a recess extending radially and spaced apart from the male face-splines. As detailed herein elsewhere, the halfshaft assembly is believed to reduce the occurrence of seal-pinching and spline block..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Compressor wheel-shaft assembly

A turbocharger (1) includes a compressor wheel (50) disposed in a compressor housing (12), a turbine wheel (40) disposed in a turbine housing (11), and a shaft (60) that connects the compressor wheel (50) to the turbine wheel (40). The shaft (60) includes a journal portion (63) that adjoins one end and supports journal bearings (7a, 7b), a thrust portion (64) that adjoins the journal portion (63) that supports a thrust bearing (20), a connection portion (66) that adjoins the thrust portion (64) that has surface features (72) formed on an outer surface thereof, and a guide portion (69) that adjoins the connection portion (66).
Borgwarner Inc.

Power delivery devices for reciprocating engines and related systems and methods

In some aspects, reciprocating engines can include a drive mechanism for generating a rotational motion output from reciprocating piston assembly, where the drive mechanism includes an axially translating y-axis component to reciprocate along a y-axis with the piston assembly; an x-axis component: i) configured to reciprocate substantially perpendicularly to the y-axis, ii) having an internal ring gear, and iii) having an orbital engagement component substantially concentric with the internal ring gear; an output shaft assembly having an output pinion gear engaging tangentially with the internal ring gear; and a stationary engagement component substantially concentric with the output shaft assembly, the stationary engagement component interfacing with the orbital engagement component, the interfacing between the stationary engagement component and the orbital engagement component applying a force to the x-axis component to maintain contact between the internal ring gear and the output pinion gear.. .
Enfield Engine Company, Llc

Magnetic radial engine

A magnetic radial engine which may comprise a crankshaft assembly, wherein the crankshaft assembly further comprises an output crankshaft assembly and a peripheral crankshaft assembly and a piston assembly, wherein the piston assembly may be connected to the crankshaft assembly and the output crankshaft assembly. Further, comprising an engine ring assembly, an oil system, and a cover, wherein the cover houses the crankshaft assembly, piston assembly, and the oil system..

Radial pilot for slip-in-tube driveshaft

A driveshaft assembly includes an inner tube. The inner tube has splines formed from a plurality of teeth alternating with a plurality of recesses formed on the inner tube.
Neapco Drivelines, Llc

Label drum auto timed shaft assembly

An apparatus and method are provided for a label drum which may be simply calibrated with respect to label placing machinery, the label drum comprising: a drum; a first bushing including a cavity defined by an interior wall, wherein the first bushing is configured to couple with a second bushing including a cavity; and a shaft having a proximal portion defined by the shape of the interior wall of the cavity, such that the shaft may be received through the first and second bushing and will limit rotational positioning requirements therefore removing the time required for set up post installation.. .
Niagara Bottling, Llc

Ultrasonic surgical instrument clamp arm with snap-on clamp pad

An apparatus for operating on tissue includes a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body and includes an acoustic waveguide.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Ultrasonic surgical instrument with replacable clamp pad

An ultrasonic instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Ultrasonic surgical instrument with slidable flexing activation member

An ultrasonic instrument for use during a surgical procedure includes a body, a shaft assembly, an ultrasonic blade, and an actuation assembly. The body is configured to receive an ultrasonic transducer for selectively generating a first or a second predetermined oscillation.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Ultrasonic surgical instrument with multi-grip activation and power selection

An ultrasonic instrument for use during a surgical procedure includes a body, a shaft assembly, an ultrasonic blade, and an actuation assembly. The body is configured to receive an ultrasonic transducer for selectively generating an oscillation at a first or a second predetermined power level.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Ultrasonic surgical instrument with activation member pair and slidable cover

An ultrasonic instrument includes a body, an actuation assembly, a shaft assembly, an ultrasonic blade, and a movable member. The body is configured to receive an ultrasonic transducer.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Ultrasonic surgical instrument with rotatable actuation levers and mechanical lockout

An ultrasonic instrument includes a body, an actuation assembly, a shaft assembly, an ultrasonic blade, and a mechanical lockout. The body is configured to receive an ultrasonic transducer.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Activation features for ultrasonic surgical instrument

An ultrasonic instrument includes a body, an actuation assembly, a shaft assembly, and an ultrasonic blade. The body defines a longitudinal axis and is configured to receive an ultrasonic transducer.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical apparatus

A surgical apparatus includes a housing that supports a shaft assembly. The shaft assembly defines a longitudinal axis therethrough and includes coaxially aligned outer and inner shaft members.
Covidien Lp

Brake-shoe tool for use with brake-shoe lining

A brake-shoe tool is for use with a brake-shoe lining. The brake-shoe tool includes an elongated rigid linear shaft assembly and a plurality of rigid flat plate members each rotatably mounted to the elongated rigid linear shaft assembly.

Multi-piece driveshaft assembly

A multi-piece driveshaft assembly (10) includes a driveshaft assembly (12). The driveshaft assembly comprises a yoke (32) provided at an end thereof.
Dana Automotive Systems Group, Llc

Propshaft assembly with yoke adhesively coupled to propshaft tube

A method for forming a propshaft assembly that includes: providing a propshaft tube having a wall member that defines an inner tubular surface; providing a yoke with a yoke body and a pair of yoke arms that extend from the yoke body, the yoke body defining first and second locating portions and an adhesive groove that is disposed between the first and second locating portions; assembling the yoke to the propshaft tube such that the first locating portion engages the inner tubular surface in a slip-fit manner and the second locating portion engages the inner tubular surface in an interference-fit manner; heating the propshaft tube and the yoke; and injecting an adhesive through the propshaft tube into the adhesive groove when the propshaft tube and the yoke are at a temperature that is greater than or equal to a predetermined minimum adhesive injection temperature. A propshaft assembly is also provided..
American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.

Emergency collective actuator and a helicopter

A helicopter includes a rotor system having a rotor with an adjustable pitch that is controlled at least in part by a pilot using a collective control and which helicopter generates a low rpm signal that is indicative of a threshold low rotational speed of the rotor. An actuator arrangement can move the collective control by exerting a force on the collective control such that the pilot is able to overcome the actuator force but which otherwise can move the collective control from a current operational position toward a minimum pitch position.
Merlin Technology Inc.

Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with recapturing feature and method

A delivery system for percutaneously deploying a prosthetic heart valve. The system includes an inner shaft assembly, a delivery sheath capsule and a handle maintaining a first actuator and a second actuator.
Medtronic, Inc.

Surgical instruments with structures to provide access for cleaning

A surgical instrument configured to facilitate access to interior components thereof for cleaning and refurbishment purposes includes a housing assembly, an elongated shaft assembly and an end effector. The housing assembly includes an actuator, and the elongated shaft assembly includes an interior control member operatively coupled to the actuator.
Covidien Lp

Apparatus for endoscopic procedures

An electromechanical surgical system having an instrument housing for connecting with a shaft assembly, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The end effector is an articulating end effector and the system includes a cable tensioning system for tensioning the articulation cables.
Covidien Lp

All electric vehicle without plug-in requirement

An electric powered vehicle includes a battery pack capable of storing electric energy, a fuel engine operated with a clean fuel. A generator or alternator 126 having communication with the engine, and supply electric energy to the electric driving motor a starter of the fuel engine activates when a sensed charge of the battery pack falls to or below the dmf value.

Delivery system having a single handed deployment handle for a retractable outer sheath

A delivery system for delivering a prosthesis, the delivery system including a housing, a sheath extending from within the housing, a clutching mechanism housed within the housing, and a cable. The clutching mechanism includes a one-way clutch that transmits a torque from an actuator to an inner shaft assembly when the actuator is rotated in a first direction and does not transmit a torque from the actuator to the inner shaft assembly when the actuator is rotated in a second opposing direction.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method with expandable stability tube

A device for percutaneously delivering a stented prosthetic heart valve. The device includes an inner shaft assembly, a delivery sheath assembly, an outer stability tube, and a handle.
Medtronic, Inc.

Surgical staple cartridge with outer edge compression features

An apparatus includes a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and a staple cartridge. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical stapler cartridge with compression features at staple driver edges

An apparatus includes a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and a staple cartridge. The end effector includes an anvil and a lower jaw.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical staple cartridge with compression feature at knife slot

An apparatus includes a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and a staple cartridge. The end effector includes an anvil and a lower jaw.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Manufacturing sliding cam assembly and assembling cam shaft assembly including sliding cam and fixed cam

Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a sliding cam assembly. In particular, a requirement for wear resistance of a hollow tubular portion in which sliding takes place can be satisfied due to a cam piece being fixed to the hollow tubular portion by diffusion bonding while the sliding cam assembly repeatedly slides along a shaft, and each component can be separately machined and combined, thus minimizing an amount which is wasted at the time of machining, reducing the machining time, and rendering a separate heat treatment of a cam piece unnecessary..
Seojincam Co., Ltd.

Carburetor with one piece choke valve and shaft assembly

A carburetor including a one piece choke valve and shaft assembly including a shaft, a detent plate formed on a first end, a lever arm formed on a second end, a pair of opposing collars formed adjacent the detent plate and lever arm, a valve plate centrally positioned on the shaft, and opposing splines formed on the shaft enabling it to be inserted through an assembly slot cut into a shaft bore in the carburetor body. The detent plate includes a partial annular slot encompassing the angular range of travel of the choke valve.
Usa Zama Inc.

Adjustable length shaft and an adjustable mass for a golf club

A golf club has a first shaft coupled to a club head, a second shaft configured to slidably engage a portion of the first shaft, a grip coupled to the second shaft, and an adjustable length shaft assembly received by the second shaft and configured to allow a portion of the first shaft to slide in relation to the second shaft in a first configuration, and to restrict a portion of the first shaft from sliding in relation to the second shaft in a second configuration. The grip is restricted from rotation about the first shaft or the second shaft as the first shaft slides in relation to the second shaft..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Handling of fasteners within a surgical instrument

Surgical instruments and their methods of use are disclosed. In some embodiments, the surgical instrument may include a handle and an elongated shaft assembly extending distally from the handle.
C.r. Bard, Inc.

Equipment cabinet and slidable-and-rotatable rack assembly thereof

An equipment cabinet and a slidable-and-rotatable rack assembly are provided. The equipment cabinet includes a housing and a rack assembly.
Delta Electronics, Inc.



Shaft Assembly topics:
  • Shaft Assembly
  • Laparoscopic
  • Longitudinal Axis
  • Wind Turbine
  • Transverse
  • Medical Device
  • Heart Valve
  • Prosthetic
  • Prosthesis
  • Percutaneous
  • Fluid Machine
  • Articulation
  • User Interface
  • Ram Air Turbine
  • Rack Density


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