Shaft Assembly

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NEW Hydrokinetic turbine with configurable blades for bi-directional rotation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170145985

A vertical axis hydrokinetic turbine apparatus comprises a drive shaft assembly, at least two blade assemblies, and at least two pairs of support arm connection interfaces. The drive shaft assembly comprises a rotatable drive shaft, an upper and lower center plates fixedly mounted to upper and lower ends of the drive shaft. Each blade assembly comprises a main blade having ...
NEW Surgical device with biased knife
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143408

Surgical devices and methods for cutting tissue are provided having a cutting element that is biased to facilitate tissue cutting. For example, a surgical device is provided with a handle that has an elongate shaft assembly with first and second jaws for engaging tissue. The surgical device includes a cutting element that is moveable through a slot formed in at ...
NEW Apparatus for endoscopic procedures
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143339

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a handle assembly, a shaft assembly extending distally from the handle assembly, and an end effector selectively detachable from the shaft assembly. The end effector includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The first jaw member supports a lever that is pivotally movable relative to the first jaw member between an extended ...
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Fan drive hub assembly with modular input shaft assembly
Borgwarner Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170138459

A fan drive hub assembly having a modular input shaft assembly that includes a rear bearing housing, a front bearing housing, and a coupler that is fixedly coupled to the rear and front bearing housings.
Aircraft control system and method
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
May 18, 2017 - N°20170137114

An aircraft control system includes a propeller shaft assembly. Also included is first rotor operatively coupled to the propeller shaft assembly, the first rotor having a first plurality of blades mounted thereto, the first blades disposed at a substantially identical nominal pitch during rotation of the first rotor, the first rotor rotatable in a first direction. Further included is a ...
Detachable bailout shaft for motorized rf device
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135749

Methods and devices are provided for retracting a cutting assembly in the event of a failure on a motorized electrosurgical device. For example, a surgical device is provided with a handle that has an elongate shaft assembly with first and second jaws for engaging tissue. A cutting assembly is included in the surgical device that cuts tissue engaged between the ...
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Method for preventing the corrosion of an impeller-shaft assembly of a turbomachine
General Electric Technology Gmbh
May 11, 2017 - N°20170130733

A method for preventing corrosion of an impeller-shaft assembly of a turbomachine comprises the steps of assembling an impeller on a shaft in order to define an impeller-shaft assembly; plating the assembly by inserting the assembly into a plating bath; and coating at least a first predefined surface on the impeller and a second predefined surface on the shaft wherein ...
Endoscopic reposable surgical clip applier
Covidien Lp
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128071

The present disclosure relates to endoscopic reposable surgical clip appliers having a reusable handle assembly, at least one reusable shaft assembly, and at least one disposable clip cartridge assembly.
Ultrasonic surgical instrument clamp arm with proximal nodal pad
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
May 04, 2017 - N°20170119425

An ultrasonic surgical instrument for cutting a tissue of a patient includes an end effector projecting from a shaft assembly, which has an acoustic waveguide configured to acoustically couple with an ultrasonic transducer. The end effector includes an ultrasonic blade, a clamp arm, and a first clamp pad. The clamp arm is coupled with the shaft assembly and is configured ...
Transmission output shaft
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
April 27, 2017 - N°20170114834

A transmission includes a case, a torque sensor, and a two-piece output shaft. The torque sensor is attached to the case and defines an inner diameter. The two-piece output shaft assembly is partially disposed within the case and includes a planet carrier operably coupled to a shaft extending through the inner diameter. The carrier and the shaft are separate components ...
Telescopic piston and crankshaft assembly
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
April 27, 2017 - N°20170114826

A telescopic piston and crankshaft assembly includes a crankshaft that has a plurality of rod journals. Each of the rod journals has a center portion and a pair of lateral portions. The center portion is offset from each of the lateral portions with respect to an axis of rotation extending through the crankshaft. The center portion leads the lateral portions ...
Suturing instrument with locking articulation knob
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
April 27, 2017 - N°20170112488

A surgical instrument for treating a patient includes a shaft assembly and a body assembly. The shaft assembly includes an articulation joint that is operable to selectively articulate a distal end portion relative to a proximal end portion. The body assembly includes a joint drive assembly, an actuator, and a clutch lock mechanism. The clutch lock mechanism is operatively connected ...
Cooking device shaft assembly
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
April 27, 2017 - N°20170112321

A shaft assembly is provided. The shaft assembly has a shaft, a sprocket, a spring and a shaft retainer. The shaft has a first and second end. A head is disposed on the first end of the shaft. The head is configured not to extend through a first aperture of the front side wall of a cooking device. The second ...
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Modular axle shaft assemblies for use with racing vehicles and other vehicles
General Electric Company
April 20, 2017 - N°20170106697

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 ...
Ultrasonic surgical instrument with removable shaft assembly portion
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
April 20, 2017 - N°20170105753

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. The end effector includes an ultrasonic blade and a clamp arm. A first portion of the clamp arm is pivotably coupled with a distal end of the ...
Ultrasonic surgical instrument with removable shaft assembly portion
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
April 20, 2017 - N°20170105751

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. The end effector includes an ultrasonic blade and a clamp arm. The ultrasonic blade is acoustically coupled with the acoustic waveguide. A first portion of the clamp arm is pivotably coupled with a distal ...
End effector for surgical stapler with varying curve and taper
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
April 20, 2017 - N°20170105731

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. The first and second jaws are configured to transition between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The first jaw and the second jaw define a straight portion of ...
Surgical stapler with terminal staple orientation crossing center line
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
April 20, 2017 - N°20170105728

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. The first jaw includes an anvil that is configured to form a plurality of staples pressed against the anvil. The first and second jaws are configured to transition between an open configuration and a closed ...
Surgical stapler with progressively driven asymmetric alternating staple drivers
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
April 20, 2017 - N°20170105727

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. The staples are positioned within corresponding openings formed through the deck. The first driver assembly is positioned on a first row centerline. The first driver is asymmetric ...
Method of applying staples to liver and other organs
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
April 20, 2017 - N°20170105725

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. The upper and lower jaws respectively have upper and lower crush surfaces, which extends generally parallel with ...
Transcatheter delivery system and method with controlled expansion and contraction of prosthetic heart valve
Medtronic, Inc.
April 13, 2017 - N°20170100246

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 ...