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 Compressor wheel-shaft assembly patent thumbnailCompressor 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 patent thumbnailPower 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 patent thumbnailMagnetic 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 patent thumbnailRadial 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 patent thumbnailLabel 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 patent thumbnailUltrasonic 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 patent thumbnailUltrasonic 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 patent thumbnailUltrasonic 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 patent thumbnailUltrasonic 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 patent thumbnailUltrasonic 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.

Compressor with crankshaft and insert

Various embodiments of a crankshaft assembly with an insert are disclosed. The crankshaft assembly for an air compressor comprises a crankshaft with a first segment; a second segment having an outside diameter and a cavity extending into a distal end.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Llc

Roller-based drive systems with compliance for accommodating non-conjugate meshing

A gearbox for driving a sprocket includes a gear train and an output shaft assembly positioned between the gear train and a power output end of the gearbox. The output shaft assembly includes, a first shaft segment extending to the power output a second shaft segment coupled to the gear train and a torsion spring interposed between the first shaft segment and the second shaft segment.
Honeywell International Inc.

Plug-in propshaft assembly tool

A plug-in constant velocity (cv) joint is assembled to a powertrain component using a power tool. The cv joint and powertrain component connect via a splined shaft coupling with a snap ring interlock.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Articulatable surgical instruments with conductive pathways for signal communication

A cover for an articulation joint that is supported in an elongate shaft assembly of a surgical instrument that is operably coupled to a surgical end effector that includes at least one end effector conductor therein. The cover includes at least one electrically conductive pathway that extends from the distal end of the cover to form an electrically conductive pathway from the end effector conductor to a shaft conductor on the elongate shaft assembly while facilitating operation of the articulation joint.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Articulatable surgical instruments with conductive pathways for signal communication

A cover for an articulation joint that is supported in an elongate shaft assembly of a surgical instrument that is operably coupled to a surgical end effector that includes at least one end effector conductor therein. The cover includes at least one electrically conductive pathway that extends from the distal end of the cover to form an electrically conductive pathway from the end effector conductor to a shaft conductor on the elongate shaft assembly while facilitating operation of the articulation joint.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Articulatable surgical instruments with conductive pathways for signal communication

A cover for an articulation joint that is supported in an elongate shaft assembly of a surgical instrument that is operably coupled to a surgical end effector that includes at least one end effector conductor therein. The cover includes at least one electrically conductive pathway that extends from the distal end of the cover to form an electrically conductive pathway from the end effector conductor to a shaft conductor on the elongate shaft assembly while facilitating operation of the articulation joint.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Apparatus for endoscopic procedures

An electromechanical surgical device is provided and includes an end effector configured to perform at least one function; and a shaft assembly. The end effector includes a rotatable drive screw having a coupling member at a proximal end thereof; and a flexible drive cable rotatably supported therein and extending therefrom, wherein the flexible drive cable receives rotational forces and transmits said rotational forces to the drive screw to actuate the end effector.
Covidien Lp

Drive shaft assembly

A drive shaft assembly comprising a first shaft and a second shaft is disclosed. The second shaft is axially translatable from an engaged configuration with the first shaft at one limit of its travel to a disengaged configuration from the first shaft at the opposite limit of its travel.
Rolls-royce Plc

Shaft assembly

A shaft assembly may include two or more poka-yoke bearing caps, each poka-yoke bearing cap having a pair of reference bores offset from a central axis of the bearing cap by differing offset distances, and each bearing cap defining a semi-circular recess that is positioned so as to align in use a central axis of the semi-cylindrical recess in the bearing cap with an axis of rotation of a shaft rotatably supported by the bearing cap. The differing offsets of the reference bores prevent the bearing cap from being assembled in a reversed orientation.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Endoscopic transoral duodenal sleeve applier

A duodenal sleeve assembly comprises a sleeve, an expandable sealing member, a tether, and an expandable anchor. The sleeve is secured to the sealing member.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

Circular stapler with selectable motorized and manual control

An apparatus is operable to clamp, cut, and staple tissue. The apparatus includes a stapling head assembly, a shaft assembly coupled to the stapling head assembly, and an actuator handle assembly coupled to the shaft assembly.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Multiple port distribution manifold

A mountable multiple port distribution manifold consisting of a knob, connected to a hollow, rotate-able shaft that mounts within the manifold. By rotating the knob/shaft, the side hole of the knob/shaft assembly may selectively intersect with multiple ports within the manifold.

Shaft assembly for an internal combustion engine

A shaft assembly for an internal combustion engine includes at least one bearing journaled shaft rotatably supported in at least one bearing, and at least one bushing constrained in rotation with the shaft. The bushing is provided with a journal surface for a bearing.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Tube yoke for a driveshaft assembly

Tube yoke designs with each having a tube seat, lugs and stiffening ribs are disclosed. The tube seats each have a base, a wall and the stiffening ribs.
Dana Automotive System Group, Llc

Firing assembly for circular stapler

A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, a stapling head assembly, and a drive assembly. The shaft assembly includes an actuator.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Method of applying an annular array of staples to tissue

A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, a stapling head assembly, an anvil, an anvil adjustment assembly, a trigger, and a lockout assembly. The stapling head assembly is operable to drive an annular array of staples.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Anvil stabilization features for surgical stapler

A surgical instrument for stapling tissue includes a body, a shaft assembly, and an anvil. The shaft assembly includes a stapling head assembly and an actuator.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical stapler with reversible motor

A method for resetting an apparatus configured for stapling tissue includes providing the apparatus with a cam member of the apparatus in a fired position. The method further includes changing the polarity of a motor of the apparatus and activating the motor such that the cam member rotates in a second direction from the fired position back to a home position.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical stapler with electromechanical lockout

A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, a stapling head assembly, an anvil, an anvil adjustment assembly, a trigger, and a lockout assembly. The stapling head assembly is operable to drive an annular array of staples.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc



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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