|| List of recent Spring Mechanism-related patents
|Cradle for rechargeable lighting devices|
A charger cradle for recharging a rechargeable lighting device is described. The cradle may include two prongs that flex outwards to allow a lighting device to be inserted into the cradle.
|Rail suspension with integral shock and dampening mechanism|
Generally, examples described herein may take the form of a bicycle including a front frame, a rear frame operably associated with the front frame and configured for coupling to a rear wheel, and a suspension system operably associated with the front frame and the rear frame. The suspension system includes a first sliding body pivotally coupled to the rear frame and configured to travel in a first direction along a substantially linear travel path.
The invention relates to a valve module for influencing a fluid supply of a fluid-operated load, comprising a valve housing (4) which defines a valve chamber (17) with a fluidically communicating connection to an inlet port (18) and an outlet port (19), and further comprising a valve member (5) which is movably accommodated in the valve chamber (17) and which is adjustable along a movement axis (21) between a blocking position and a release position in order to influence a free flow cross-section between the inlet port (18) and the outlet port (19), and further comprising a spring mechanism (20) designed to apply a presettable preloading force to the valve member (5) in order to determine a preferred position of the valve member (5) in the valve chamber (17), characterised in that the spring mechanism (20) is supported, with an end region thereof which is remote from the valve member (5), on a supporting means (45) which can be located, within an adjustment range, in a freely selectable adjustment position relative to the valve housing (4).. .
|Apparatus and method for treating tissue|
An apparatus for treating tissue of a mammalian body. In one embodiment, a spring mechanism is carried by first and second tubular members and actuatable for moving a needle from a first position disposed within the distal extremity of the first tubular member to a second position extending distally of the first tubular member.
A resecting device is disclosed. The resecting device comprises: a handle having a jaw trigger slidably engaged with said handle and mechanically engaged with a spring mechanism communicating a biasing force to said jaw trigger; a fixed shaft portion having a first and a second end, wherein said fixed shaft portion first end is affixed to said housing, wherein said fixed shaft portion second end forms a first jaw member, and wherein said first jaw member has a tissue contact area; and a slidable shaft portion in communication with said spring mechanism and slidable relative to said fixed shaft portion..
|Table top dishwasher|
A table top dishwasher comprises (a) a tub (10) for accommodating articles to be cleaned; (b) a cover member (12) forming a water-tight hood over said tub (10), said hood comprising a fixed hood portion (14) and a rotatable door (16) which is connected to the fixed hood portion so as to be rotatable between a raised opened position in which it provides access to the tub and a lowered closed position in which the door forms part of the water-tight hood; in accordance with the present invention the dishwasher further comprises (c) lock means (38, 40) which when locked maintains the door (16) in the closed position; and (d) a spring mechanism (54, 58, 62) adapted to keep the door partially opened at an intermediate position when the lock means is unlocked wherein in said intermediate position the door provides for a gap for venting the hood.. .
|Automatic opening mechanical archery broadhead|
Archery broadheads include one or more cutting blades which are folded in when shot from a bow. The blades deploy automatically using stored potential energy upon impact with minimal interaction with the target.
|Arrangement for holding a first fastening element and a second fastening element on an axle element for a motor vehicle axle|
In an arrangement for holding a first fastening element and a second fastening element on an axle element for an axle of a motor vehicle, in particular of a utility vehicle, the first fastening element arranged on a first side of the axle element and intended to support a spring mechanism of the axle is held on the axle element. The second fastening element is arranged on a second side of the axle element facing away from the first side and is used to support a bracket engaging, at least partially, around the axle element and intended for fastening the spring mechanism on the axle element is held on the axle element.
|Fluid control valve|
A fluid control valve includes a body portion provided at a circulation flow passage that circulates fluid between an internal combustion engine and a heat exchanger, an inflow passage, an outflow passage, a valve element, a valve seat including a contact portion relative to the valve element, the contact portion being provided to face a downstream side of a circulating direction of the fluid, a solenoid causing the valve element to make contact with the valve seat in a state where the solenoid is supplied with an electric power, and a spring mechanism holding the valve element to be balanced at a position at which the valve element is away from the valve seat by a predetermined distance in a case where the solenoid is inhibited from being supplied with the electric power and the fluid is inhibited from flowing.. .
|Pivoting latch for cable housing|
A plug housing preferably includes an upper housing and a lower housing defining a cavity and a latch portion arranged to be pivotable about the plug housing and including a pair of actuator beams. Respective ones of the pair of actuator beams are preferably arranged to be directly opposed to respective side surfaces of the plug housing.
|Probes with spring mechanisms for impeding unwanted movement in guide holes|
Elongated flexible probes can be disposed in holes of upper and lower guide plates of a probe card assembly. Each probe can include one or more spring mechanisms that exert normal forces against sidewalls of holes in one of the guide plates.
|Resilient flow structures for electrochemical cell|
An electrochemical cell is disclosed comprising, a first flow structure, a second flow structure, and a membrane electrode assembly disposed between the first and second flow structures. The electrochemical cell further comprises a pair of bipolar plates, wherein the first flow structure, the second flow structure, and the membrane electrode assembly are positioned between the pair of bipolar plates.
|Filtration apparatus with a sealing device|
A polymer filtration apparatus for sealing a slide plate translatable across a bore of an extrusion or mold machine, includes an annular seal having a sealing surface which is biased against the slide plate by a spring mechanism. The annular seal has a thrust surface which is angled relative to the sealing surface and the thrust surface is located at an opposite axial end of the annular seal from the sealing surface.
|Latch with a built-in adjustment mechanism|
An apparatus comprising a latch body and a plurality of locking mechanisms. The latch body has a plurality of channels that extend through the latch body.
|Fluid handling device having a spring mechanism|
A fluid handling device includes a receiving container with a piston arranged therein in a displaceable manner, such that the volume of a fluid receiving reservoir may be changed by a displacement of the piston. In addition, the fluid handling device includes an actuation mechanism configured to displace a carrier bearing upon actuation of the former.
A joint is provided for a double bladed paddle which allows for the angle between the blades to be adjusted relative to one another. The joint is formed from joining a female body recessed into a first shaft with a male body extending from a second shaft.
|Hinged input device|
An input device for use with an electronic system includes a deflectable component having an input surface configured to be touched by input objects and a capacitive sensor layer configured to sense positional information of the input objects. A hinge pivotably mounts a first edge of the deflectable component to the electronic system and facilitates deflection of the deflectable component in response to force applied by an input object to the input surface.
|Touchsurface assembly with deflectable spring mechanism|
A touchsurface assembly comprises a base, a pressable touchsurface, and a deflectable spring. The pressable touchsurface is configured to move between an unpressed position and a pressed position relative to the base.
|Push button type belt buckle|
The present invention is related to a push button type belt buckle comprising a moveable rod and a push button arranged to be interlaced with each other and configured to cooperate with spring mechanisms provided in a belt base. With such unique structure, the buckling pin provided on the moveable rod is able to floatingly buckle the belt with ease while exhibiting an elastic characteristic capable of returning to its original position such that the adjustment of the extent of the fastening and buckling of the belt can be advantageously achieved via the push button reliably and such that the push button type belt buckle of the present invention is of the improved effects of facilitated operations and simplified assembly requirements and functions..
|Hydropneumatic piston/cylinder arrangement|
The invention relates to a hydropneumatic piston/cylinder arrangement, in particular for use as a spring element and/or shock absorber element, comprising a cylinder (1) and a piston (15) which is axially movable in the cylinder chamber (5) of said cylinder, the cylinder chamber being tilled with hydraulic fluid. The piston (15) is connected to a piston rod (13) which extends outwards in a sealed manner from one end of the cylinder (1), and the base of said piston, which is remote from the piston rod (13), can he operatively connected to a pneumatic spring mechanism (7) in order to convey fluid.
|Keyboard with storable keys|
Systems and apparatuses are disclosed that enable ultrathin keyboards and the storing keys of an associated physical keyboard to a storage position. The systems comprise a keycap, a keyswitch mechanism coupled to the keycap, a translatable base frame and a spring mechanism to bias the keycap into an operating position.
A synchronized rotating wheel assembly for a recreational device having wheels is disclosed. The assembly includes a base plate having top and bottom surfaces, the top surface of the base plate adapted to be attached to a portion of the recreational device, a gear assembly joined with the bottom surface of the base plate, and first and second wheel assemblies respectively joined with the first and second interconnected gears.
|Animal trap with spring-latched seals|
An animal trap is disclosed which includes a latch and spring mechanism to secure the entrance opening seal. This mechanism provides give to avoid deformation and/or the seal becoming disengaged..
|Push scooter with vertically active suspension|
The invention is a push scooter having a suspension capable of storing significant potential energy. Once the potential energy in the suspension is released, the rider can more easily travel vertically off of the ground and perform acrobatics.
|Roll up door handle latch and bracket|
A latch spring mechanism for a roll up door utilizes the inherent spring properties of a material to replicate the opening, closing, and tensioning that exists in mechanical spring latches. The latch may be manufactured as a simplified single component rather than a complicated multiple piece assembly..
|Device, kit and method for placing jejunal tube device through stomach and into small intestine|
A device and method for placing jejunal tube device through stomach and into small intestine with spring mechanism that is curled to diameter that is similar small bowel diameter, wherein the spring mechanism can be straightened during placement with a stiffening apparatus. The stiffening apparatus is guided by a forceps, and includes a retractable wire for use in attachment to the forceps.
|Guiding mechanism for opening and closing a cargo door of an aircraft, aircraft with such a guiding mechanism and method for opening and closing a cargo door of an aircraft|
A guiding mechanism is disclosed for moving a cargo door into extended cargo door positions to open and into a retracted cargo door position to close at least one section of an opening of a loading hatch on a fuselage of an aircraft. A first structural component in the form of the cargo door is pivotably supported on a second structural component on a front lateral edge by a pivot joint arranged in a pivoting axis in order to assume the extended cargo door positions on the loading hatch.
|High-pressure fuel pump|
A high-pressure fuel pump includes a pressurizing chamber for pressurizing fuel, an outlet valve for discharging the fuel pressurized in the pressurizing chamber to an outlet passage, a relief passage for connecting the outlet passage located downstream of the outlet valve and the pressurizing chamber with each other while bypassing the outlet valve. A relief valve device is provided in the relief passage and adapted to open when an internal pressure of the outlet passage becomes higher than that of the pressurizing chamber, thereby providing communication between the outlet passage and the pressurizing chamber.
|Storage module for a hydraulic stored-energy spring mechanism|
A storage module for a hydraulic stored-energy spring mechanism for operating a high-voltage switch, for example a high-voltage circuit breaker, having a spring element which acts to store energy and having a fluid for transmitting the energy of the spring element, by a moving storage piston, to a piston rod for operating the high-voltage switch, wherein the storage piston projects into the housing which is filled with fluid and the housing forms a pressurized storage reservoir for the fluid. The pressurized storage reservoir is connected to a hydraulic system of the stored-energy spring mechanism by at least one channel element which projects into the pressurized storage reservoir and a pressurized channel which is connected to the channel element.
|Axial load sharing bearing system and associated method of use|
An axial flux electric machine and associated method of use that includes a shaft, a rotor attached to the shaft, a plurality of permanent magnets positioned underneath the rotor, an electrical winding positioned below the plurality of permanent magnets, a stator that encircles the shaft that is located below the rotor, a first bearing assembly located below the stator and encircling the shaft of the rotor, a second bearing assembly located below the first bearing assembly and encircling the shaft, and a spring mechanism, located between the first bearing assembly and the second bearing assembly, to distribute load placed on the shaft between the first bearing assembly and the second bearing assembly.. .
|Display frame with inserts|
A display frame according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a plurality of frame sections forming a rectangular perimeter around a backing member. Each of the plurality of frame sections includes a base member, a rotatable cover member hinged to the base member, a channel attached to the cover member, and a spring mechanism interposed between the base member and the cover member to bias the cover member in an open position and a closed position.
|Pipetting device and multi-channel pipetting device|
The invention relates to a pipetting device for pipetting at least one fluid laboratory sample into at least one pipetting vessel, said device having a main body extending along an axis direction, at least one connecting section, to which at least one pipetting vessel can be connected by an at least partially axial connecting movement along the positive axis direction, wherein the at least one connecting section is connected to the main body so as to be movable at least in the axis direction, a spring mechanism, by which the at least one connecting section is supported with spring loading on the main body at least in a first operating state of the pipetting device, such that the at least one connecting section, during the connecting movement, can perform a spring-assisted deflection movement along the positive axis direction, wherein an auxiliary mechanism is provided on the pipetting device and is designed to act on the deflection movement of the at least one connecting section in at least a second operating state of the pipetting device, wherein the pipetting device is designed such that the user can alternately put it into the first operating state or the second operating state. The invention further relates to a multi-channel pipetting device..
|Mobile infusion device|
Various embodiments are described herein for a mobile infusion device that does not use gravity to expel fluid from a bag. The device has a housing with a central chamber connected with an opening to receive a portion of the bag during use.
|Keys with double-diving-board spring mechanisms|
Keys may be formed for keyboards. The keyboards may be attached to electronic devices such as computers or may be formed within a portable computer or other electronic equipment.
|Powder measuring and dispensing apparatus|
A powder dispensing apparatus for storing and dispensing a measured predetermined amount of powder substance having a bottom housing chamber, a middle chamber, a removable, rotatable measuring device, a tapered top chamber, and a cap. The top end of the bottom housing chamber is engageable with the bottom end of the middle chamber, the top end of the middle chamber is engageable with the bottom end of the tapered top chamber, and the top end of the tapered top chamber is engageable with the cap or a liquid receptacle.
|Usb stick with hingedly mounted usb connector, rotatable to multiple use positions|
The invention relates to a usb stick comprising an oblong body which comprises electronic components and a usb connector electrically connected to the electronic components, the oblong body comprising a first part and a second part which are fixed to each other by means of a hinge connection, the first part comprising the usb connector and being rotatable with respect to the second part between a storage position in which the usb connector is stored inside the oblong body and a first use position in which the usb connector extends from the oblong body, the hinge mechanism comprising a spring mechanism for moving the first part. The hinge connection comprises a blocking mechanism, provided for releasably blocking the first part in the first use position or a second use position located between the first use position and the storage position..
|Portable, compact folding furniture pieces|
A portable, compact folding furniture piece (10) constructed as a seat or table is configured for convenient storage. The folding furniture piece comprises an object support assembly (24) that is configured for operative connection to a mounting structure (12) and includes a spring mechanism (40, 42) securing together as a flexible unit a support mount (36), an articulated vertebral column (26), and a support base (38).
An improved exercise table or reformer having an improved tower, adjustable foot bar assembly and/or improved jump board. The improved tower may also be used without being attached to a reformer.
A discharge device for discharging pharmaceutical liquids, with a housing, a liquid reservoir with a receiving space for storing the pharmaceutical liquid, and a discharge opening which is provided on the housing and which connects the receiving space to an environment and serves to dispense the pharmaceutical liquid. A pretensioned spring mechanism is provided, by means of which liquid in the receiving space of the liquid reservoir is subjected to pressure and which, in the assembled state of the discharge device, is not accessible for input of energy..
|Usb stick with hingedly mounted usb connector|
The invention relates to a usb stick comprising an oblong body which comprises electronic components and a usb connector electrically connected to the electronic components, the oblong body comprising a first part and a second part which are fixed to each other by means of a hinge connection, the first part comprising the usb connector and being rotatable with respect to the second part between a storage position in which the usb connector is stored inside the oblong body and a first use position in which the usb connector extends from the oblong body, the hinge mechanism comprising a spring mechanism for moving the first part. The electronic components are included in the second part of the oblong body and the usb connector is connected through to the second part by means of a connecting cable at the hinge connection..
|Vehicle control device|
A vehicle control device includes a spring mechanism configured to connect a sprung member and an unsprung member of a vehicle, generate a spring force according to a relative displacement between the sprung member and the unsprung member, and be able to variably control the spring force, and a damping mechanism configured to connect the sprung member and the unsprung member, generate a damping force for damping a relative motion between the sprung member and the unsprung member, and be able to variably control the damping force, wherein the spring mechanism and the damping mechanism are controlled based on a first physical quantity relating to a sprung vibration of the vehicle and a second physical quantity relating to an unsprung vibration of the vehicle.. .
|Energy-return shoe system|
An energy return shoe system has a shoe portion, a flexible lower sole portion and a toe mechanism. The toe mechanism has an upper toe plate, a lower toe plate, and at least two toe arms.
|Electrical connector system and method for making the same|
An electrical connector system and method for making same, for joining adjacent ends of electrical power conductors, including a female connector assembly and a male connector assembly. Each of the female and male connector assemblies is provided with push-in type, spring mechanism to facilitate the insertion of a bared end of an electrical conductor, into the respective female or male connector housing for secured engagement of the bared end of the electrical conductor, without the assembler having to make physical contact with any electrically conductive structures..
|Apparatus for performing electrosurgical procedures having a spring mechanism associated with the jaw members|
An end effector assembly is presented including a pair of first and second jaw members configured to move from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position for grasping tissue therebetween. The end effector assembly further includes an actuation mechanism configured to actuate the first and second jaw members relative to an elongated shaft attached to a flexible catheter having a longitudinal axis defined therethrough.
|System for cross-axis management of conventional and fiber optic cables|
A cross axis cable management system comprising a bird cage mechanism, a clock spring mechanism and a rolling loop mechanism positioned about a first axis, second axis and third axis of a gimbal mechanism respectively. Each mechanism provides defined channels and protective elements to prevent cable damage.
An overforce mechanism comprising a driving assembly, a driven assembly, and a variably engageable coupling, shunts or dampens a motion of a control cylinder for a hydraulic device when that motion exceeds a predefined, unsafe threshold. The overforce mechanism avoids or reduces damage either to the device itself, to ancillary devices and/or to the patient.
|Apparatus for deceleration training for golf|
An apparatus comprises a structure comprising a top, a bottom, a sidewall, a central hole extending from the top to the bottom, a void in a section of the sidewall, and a curved cavity disposed in the top. The central hole is configured to accept a shaft of a golf club.
|Dog handling apparatus|
An article for animal training, the article includes a curved cylinder shaft having a first end and second end. A grip is coupled to the first end of the shaft and a spring mechanism is coupled to the second end of the shaft.