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 Bend stiffener patent thumbnailnew patent Bend stiffener
A bend stiffener 4 comprising a plurality of beams 5a-g arranged to be disposed around a tubular member 2. A support is provided for connecting the bend stiffener 4 to the tubular member 2.
Statoil Petroleum As


 Polyethylene compositions and closures made from them patent thumbnailnew patent Polyethylene compositions and closures made from them
A dual reactor solution process gives high density polyethylene compositions containing a first ethylene copolymer and a second ethylene copolymer and which have good processability, stiffness, and environmental stress crack resistance. The polyethylene compositions are suitable for compression molding or injection molding applications and are particularly useful in the manufacture of caps and closures for bottles..
Nova Chemicals (international) S.a.


 Impact transmission structure patent thumbnailnew patent Impact transmission structure
The present disclosure provides a vehicle including a frame having a side sill reinforcement, the side sill reinforcement running along a length of a side of the frame, and an impact transmission structure mounted to and extending laterally outward from an exterior surface of the side sill reinforcement, the impact transmission structure having a stiffness approximately equal to a stiffness of the side sill reinforcement and being configured to communicate an impact force resulting from a side impact into the vehicle into the frame and not absorb the impact force.. .
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


 System and method utilizing detected load for vehicle handling patent thumbnailnew patent System and method utilizing detected load for vehicle handling
A method of controlling drivability of a vehicle detects an overall load acting on the vehicle. A mass of the vehicle or an estimate thereof is obtained.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.


 Rollable, self-adhesive dry erase sheet assembly and  use patent thumbnailnew patent Rollable, self-adhesive dry erase sheet assembly and use
A dry erase sheet assembly comprising: (a) a writing member having a front major surface and a rear major surface wherein the front major surface is capable of being used as a dry erase surface; (b) a support member having a low deflection stiffness rating; (c) a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on the rear major surface of the support member; and (d) a removable liner on the rear surface of the adhesive; wherein the sheet assembly is capable of being wound upon itself into roll configuration without disruption and the sheet assembly has a low curl memory rating. Also a method of using such sheet assemblies..
3m Innovative Properties Company


 Stiffness adjustable catheter patent thumbnailnew patent Stiffness adjustable catheter
Adjustable catheter including an elongate tubular shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a length therebetween. The elongate tubular shaft has a guidewire lumen defined therein extending along at least the distal portion of elongate tubular member and further has at least one pressure lumen defined therein extending along at least a section of the length of the elongate tubular shaft.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.


 Lightweight, stiff in compression, connecting rod for a reciprocating piston engine patent thumbnailLightweight, stiff in compression, connecting rod for a reciprocating piston engine
A connecting rod is provided for a reciprocating piston engine. The connecting rod includes a body having an embedded structural tube for increasing the stiffness of the connecting rod..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


 Non-linear bumper bearings patent thumbnailNon-linear bumper bearings
A bumper bearing assembly includes a bearing housing having a level of radial spring stiffness, wherein the bearing housing defines a bearing seat. A bumper bearing is connected to the bearing housing by a spring having a level of radial spring stiffness lower than that of the bearing housing.
United Technologies Corporation


 Soil improvement foundation isolation and load spreading systems and methods patent thumbnailSoil improvement foundation isolation and load spreading systems and methods
Systems and methods for soil improvement foundation isolation and load spreading are provided. The systems and methods provided herein relate to isolation of structural foundations from soil improvement elements and distributing stress from high stiffness elements to lower stiffness materials.
Ingios Geotechnics, Inc.


 Thermoset nanocomposite particles, processing for their production, and their use in oil and natural gas drilling applications patent thumbnailThermoset nanocomposite particles, processing for their production, and their use in oil and natural gas drilling applications
Use of two different methods, either each by itself or in combination, to enhance the stiffness, strength, maximum possible use temperature, and environmental resistance of thermoset polymer particles is disclosed. One method is the application of post-polymerization process steps (and especially heat treatment) to advance the curing reaction and to thus obtain a more densely crosslinked polymer network.
Sun Drilling Products Corporation


Rubber composition comprising a diene elastomer bearing imidazole functional groups randomly distributed along the chain


A rubber composition comprises a reinforcing filler and a diene elastomer bearing imidazole functional groups along the chain which are randomly distributed along the chain. Such a composition exhibits an improved compromise in certain properties such as stiffness in the cured state and hysteresis..
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.


Vehicle body frame structure of straddle-type vehicle


A vehicle body frame structure is applied to a straddle-type vehicle in which a driving power transmission mechanism which transmits rotational power of a driving source to a rear wheel is placed on a first side in a vehicle width direction with respect to a center line of a vehicle body. The structure comprises a head pipe; and a pair of main frames extending rearward and outward in the vehicle width direction from the head pipe such that the main frames are spaced apart in the vehicle width direction.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


Vehicle body frame structure of straddle-type vehicle


Provided is a vehicle body frame structure which can reduce a burden in assembly of a straddle-type vehicle. The structure comprises a head pipe; and a pair of main frames extending rearward from the head pipe and outward in a vehicle width direction such that the main frames are spaced apart from each other in the vehicle width direction.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


Rubber composition comprising a 1,3-dipolar compound additive bearing an imidazole functional group


A rubber composition is based on at least one diene elastomer, a reinforcing filler and a 1,3-dipolar compound bearing an imidazole functional group. Such a composition exhibits an improved compromise in certain properties such as stiffness in the cured state and hysteresis..
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.


Improved the administration of a pulmonary surfactant by atomization


The system allows optimizing the dispensing of aerosol medicaments. In particular the system allows the administration of an exogenous pulmonary surfactant to very young patients (e.g.
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.a.


Fasteners having improved comfort


A fastening member has inboard and outboard ends, a panel region, an end region, and a stiffening element. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and has first and second layers.
The Procter & Gamble Company


Methods, devices, and compositions for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms


Methods, compositions, and devices for treating a vascular aneurysm, including an abdominal aortic aneurysm, are disclosed. In particular, the various embodiments relate to a method of treating an abdominal aortic aneurysm by increasing the mechanical stiffness of an aortic segment adjacent to the abdominal aortic aneurysm in a subject.
Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University


Rf energy delivery system and method


Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for the ablation of tissue. A steerable ablation catheter can include one or more ablation elements at its distal end and one or more ablation elements fixedly attached to its shaft.
Medtronic Ablation Frontiers Llc


Fasteners and fastener delivery devices for affixing sheet-like materials to bone or tissue


A fastener for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may be provided with a first arm having a proximal end and a distal end, a second aim having a proximal end and a distal end, and a bridge extending therebetween. Each of the first and second arms include a trunk portion defining at least a portion thereof, the trunk portion having a lateral extent larger than a lateral extent of the bridge or non-trunk portion of the arm adjacent thereto and can be mounted eccentrically to the bridge or non-trunk portion of the arm adjacent thereto such that the staple includes a first change in lateral stiffness disposed proximate the bridge or non-trunk portion of the arm abutment with the trunk.
Rotation Medical, Inc.


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Detection of disease using gesture writing bio-markers


A method, system and apparatus for detecting a disorder of the central nervous system, comprises: recording an emg from muscle groups on left and right hands of patient; separating a gesture writing action into time intervals of postural and writing activity; recording emg activity from the same muscle groups during a resting time period; determining a plurality of indicators, comprising: identifying tremor peaks in emg spectral density; determining muscle tone like stiffness from emg spectral density determining muscle weakness from emg intensities; determining patterns of correlation waves; determining a delay from when a subject started writing after hearing an audio signal; determining the time of writing activity, when a pen is touching a tablet; determining the heights and shapes of characters from pen traces on a tablet; and assigning a point value to every indicator and calculating a combined score based on the point values.. .

Asymmetric piston


Exemplary pistons and methods of making the same are disclosed. An exemplary piston may include a crown defining a combustion bowl and a ring land extending circumferentially around the combustion bowl.
Mahle International Gmbh


Railcar truck roller bearing adapter pad systems


A railcar truck and adapter pad system for placement between a roller bearing and side frame pedestal roof of a three-piece railcar truck. Many different features of the pad and/or the adapter-pad interface are configured to improve stiffness characteristics to satisfy both curving and high speed performance of the railcar truck..
Nevis Industries Llc


Printed material, information processing apparatus, and plot diagram creation method


A user is able to intuitively understand differences in shaft characteristics relating to the distribution of shaft stiffness values between a plurality of types of shafts. A printed material on which is printed a plot diagram is provided.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


Determining material stiffness using multiple aperture ultrasound


Changes in tissue stiffness have long been associated with disease. Systems and methods for determining the stiffness of tissues using ultrasonography may include a device for inducing a propagating shear wave in tissue and tracking the speed of propagation, which is directly related to tissue stiffness and density.

Stabilizing element for a shoe


Described is a stabilizing element (10) for a shoe sole, in particular for a mountaineering shoe, comprising: (a) a first plate (11), comprising at least one opening (12); (b) a second plate (13) arranged at least partially in the opening (12); and (c) a third plate (14) arranged at least partially in the opening (12) and arranged at least partially above the second plate (13), wherein the third plate (14) comprises a substantially higher bending stiffness than the second plate (13).. .
Adidas Ag


Motorcycle engine mount having improved stiffness


A motorcycle engine mount having improved stiffness. The device is a bolt-in replacement for the original equipment manufacturer engine mounts for fxd_series harley davidson motorcycles.

Reinforced microplate


A reinforced microplate has reinforcing members that enhance stiffness and minimize deformation of the microplate, especially thermally-induced deformation. The reinforcing members include dots, ribs or struts that are integrally formed on a bottom surface of the microplate.
Corning Incorporated


Sealing cushion for a patient interface


The present invention relates to a sealing cushion (24) for a patient interface (16), wherein the cushion (24) comprises a nose bridge contacting area (40) that is configured to contact a nose bridge of a patient (12) during use of the cushion (24), wherein the nose bridge contacting area (40) comprises a material having a secant stiffness of less than 0.45 n/mm at a material strain between 0.1 and 1, wherein the secant stiffness is defined as tensile force applied to the material per unit width of the material divided by the material strain, wherein the material strain denotes a ratio of material extension in length per unit of original length of the material.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


Containment curtains as well as systems and apparatuses including same


Curtains are provided which have fastener/s and, in some cases, strut/s arranged along a screen. The strut/s extend to elevation/s below and/or above the fastener/s.
Xenex Disinfection Services Llc.


Creped prebiotic tissue


The invention relates to creped prebiotic tissue products. The tissue products comprise prebiotics in sufficiently high amounts to have a prebiotic effect in use, without negatively affecting tissue product properties, such as tensile strength, stiffness or softness.
Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.


Variable stiffness aspiration needle


A needle for collecting a tissue samples includes a needle body extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end including a sharp tip for penetrating a target tissue. The needle body includes a channel extending therethrough for collecting a tissue sample therein when the distal end is inserted into the target tissue.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


Containment curtains as well as systems and apparatuses including same


Curtains are provided which have fastener/s and, in some cases, strut/s arranged along a screen. The strut/s extend to elevation/s below and/or above the fastener/s.
Xenex Disinfection Services Llc.


A sealing device for garments


The present inventive concept relates to a sealing device (1) for garments to sealingly connect an annular layer (3) and a wearable layer (5) to the sealing device (1). The sealing device (1) comprises an annular base (10) having an inner annular wall portion (12) and an outer annular wall portion (14), a recess (30) at least partly defined by the inner annular wall portion (12) and the outer annular wall portion (14), and an annular sealing surface (40) for circumferentially and sealingly connecting the annular layer (3) to the annular base (10).
Si Tech Ab


Systems and methods for releasing detachable firearm magazines


The present invention provides a firearm bullet button magazine release tool assembly with a tool tip and a stabilizing base. The tool tip is configured to activate a firearm magazine release assembly thereby releasing a detachable magazine.

Mounting assemblies and systems including same


A mounting assembly (200) includes first and second mounting components (108, 112) that are displaceable relative to one another. At least one positive-stiffness biasing element (236) exhibiting a positive-stiffness spring rate is operatively disposed between the first and second mounting components.
Firestone Industrial Products Company, Llc


Low coarseness southern softwood pulps


Pulp sheets produced from southern pine fibers are disclosed. Embodiments in which the fibers have a fiber length to coarseness ratio equal to or greater than 0.11, with fiber length (lwafl) in mm and coarseness in mg/100 m, are found to impart stiffness properties to tissue grade handsheets made therefrom comparable to those achieved using of standard nbsk.
Weyerhaeuser Nr Company


Ethylene-based polymer, polyethylene-based resin composition and use thereof, catalyst component for olefin polymerization, olefin polymerization catalyst containing the component, and producing ethylene-based polymer by using the catalyst


An object of the present invention is to provide a polyethylene-based resin composition excellent in the moldability and at the same time, excellent in the balance between impact strength and stiffness as well as in the transparency, and a molded product and a film, which are obtained by the molding of the polyethylene-based resin composition. The polyethylene-based resin composition of the present invention comprises from 41 to 99 wt % of (a) an ethylene-based polymer satisfying specific conditions and from 1 to 59 wt/of (b) an ethylene-based polymer satisfying specific conditions, wherein mfr of the composition as a whole is from 0.05 to 50 g/10 min and the density is from 0.910 to 0.960 g/cm3..
Japan Polyethylene Corporation


Method, arrangement and system for estimating vehicle cornering stiffness


A method, arrangement and system are described for estimating one or more vehicle cornering stiffness parameters (cf, cr) in a linear vehicle operating region. The method includes reading sensor data representative of at least vehicle (1) longitudinal velocity (vx), vehicle lateral acceleration (ay), vehicle yaw rate (ωz) and vehicle steering angle (δ), determining from the read sensor data if the cornering stiffness parameters (cf, cr) are observable, and if so providing an estimate of the cornering stiffness parameters (cf, cr) using a bicycle model that includes a model of tire relaxation dynamics..
Volvo Car Corporation


A low back pressure penetrating arc welding apparatus and method


A low-back-pressure penetrating arc welding apparatus and a welding method using the same are disclosed. Through vacuuming a central vacuum chamber of a low-back-pressure protection device by a suction device, a plume of a penetrating arc located in the central vacuum chamber, as well as a back side of a keyhole molten pool, are maintained in a negative-pressure vacuum state relative to an argon gas ambience.
Beijing University Of Technology


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Variable stiffness treadmill system


A variable stiffness treadmill system having a variable stiffness mechanism, a split-belt treadmill, a counterweight system, and a body weight support for supporting an individual and varying the stiffness below the individual on the treadmill for research and rehabilitation.. .
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University


Rotary drive device and image forming apparatus


A rotary drive device includes a drive motor and drive transmission portion, which transmits a rotational drive force of the motor to a driven rotor and includes three or more drive transmission members. A high stiffness member is attached to a low-stiffness drive transmission member, which is one, lower in stiffness, of two of the drive transmission members, to increase stiffness of the low-stiffness drive transmission member.
Ricoh Company, Limited


Octohedral frame and tripod for rotating equipment


An apparatus is disclosed for rotating equipment, like solar panels, about an axis. Tension and compression members, in a rigid structure, are employed in the apparatus to minimize weight and to maximize stiffness.
The Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona


Driveshaft with two-stage stiffness


A two-stage stiffness driveshaft includes a hollow cylinder having first and second ends and a hollow cylinder stiffness. An inner shaft having first and second ends and an inner shaft stiffness extends through the hollow cylinder.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


Bush for filling the space in a sleeve for use in flexo-printing, sleeve and manufacturing such a bush and sleeve


The invention relates to a bush for filling the space between a base jacket and an outer jacket of a cylinder for use in flexo-printing, the cylinder being a sleeve or anilox roller, wherein the bush is manufactured by means of 3-d printing. A bush manufactured by means of 3-d printing can be manufactured in lighter form and with a greater bending stiffness than prior art foam bushes.
Color Control B.v.


Compressible fan blade with root spacer


A spacer for use in a hub and blade assembly of a gas turbine engine including a first layer of a first material forming the spacer body having an elongate shape. The first material has a first stiffness.
United Technologies Corporation


Sanitary tissue products


Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel compressibility properties alone and in combination with plate stiffness properties and methods for making same.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


Dynamic pitch adjustment devices, systems, and methods


Vibration control systems, devices, and methods are provided for a rotary wing aircraft having a rotor including a plurality of blades (20) each attached to a hub (10) at its root end and capable of pitching with respect to the hub (10). The systems, devices, and methods include a blade pitch adjuster (100) that is passively adjustable in response to aerodynamic loading on the plurality of blades (20) to adjust a pitch of one of the plurality of blades (20) with respect to the hub (10) based on a frequency of the aerodynamic loading.
Lord Corporation


Systems and methods for varying elastic modulus appliances


The present invention provides improved devices, systems and methods for repositioning teeth from an initial tooth arrangement to a final tooth arrangement. Repositioning is accomplished with a system comprising a series of polymeric shell appliances configured to receive the teeth and incrementally reposition individual teeth in a series of successive steps.
Align Technology, Inc.


Ice hockey runner-blade assembly


A customizable hockey skate includes a removable runner-blade assembly such that a runner-blade assembly having a first stiffness may be readily replaced with a runner-blade assembly having a second stiffness. The runner-blade assembly may be removably attached to first and second cups that are optionally removably attached to the sole of a skate boot.
Bauer Hockey, Inc.


Device for implantation or insertion into the human body with changeable stiffness


A device for implantation or insertion into the human body, and to a set with the device and a stylet. In order to be able to change the flexibility of the device, the device includes a pair of stiffening elements that can be affixed to and detached from each other..
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg


Method of injecting a keratin-based material into a target region of the heart


A method for direct therapeutic treatment of myocardial tissue in a localized region of a heart having a pathological condition. The method includes identifying at least one target region of the myocardium of the heart to be treated; and injecting a keratin-based material that travels to at least one target region to at least one of stiffen, restrain, or constrain the myocardial tissue of the target region.
Cormend Technologies, Llc


Multilayered bone graft and making same


A synthetic bone graft is described which is adapted to be received within a bone defect and which is structurally load-bearing. The bone graft comprises an entirely synthetic graft body corresponding in shape and size to the bone defect.
The Royal Institution For The Advancement Of Learning/mcgill University


Spinal rods and methods


A spinal rod is provided that includes an elongate body having first and second ends, a length and an outside diameter. The outside diameter is substantially the same size over an entirety of the length of the elongate body.
Spinecraft, Llc


Highly elastic physically cross-linked binder induced by reversible acid-base interaction for high performance silicon anode


Provided is a highly elastic physically cross-linked binder induced by reversible acid-base interaction for high performance silicon anode, and more particularly to a highly elastic physically cross-linked binder induced by reversible acid-base interaction for high performance silicon anode, in which the binder has excellent stiffness and elasticity. To this end, the polymer binder that is physically crosslinked with a crosslinking agent by acid-base interaction may include a crosslinking agent that is physically bound with the binder for silicon anode by reversible acid-base interaction with the binder for silicon anode..
Incheon University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation


System of forming with exterior applied finish panels


A system used to form poured walls or structures with a finished surface which may be smooth, various pattern surfaces such as brick or stone or applying thin material, such as thin brick and thin stone, using exterior applied finish panels which are attached by attaching means, grapple catches, to the exterior face of a concrete/cementous material flow through lattice grid form as one or both forming surfaces in a concrete/cementous pour. When the forms are poured concrete/cementous material flows through the lattice grid panel and flows up to the interior forming face of the exterior applied finish panel.

Sanitary tissue products and methods for making same


Sanitary tissue products employing 3d patterned fibrous structure plies having a surface comprising a novel three-dimensional (3d) pattern such that the 3d patterned fibrous structures and/or sanitary tissue products employing the fibrous structures exhibit novel cushiness as evidenced by compressibility of the fibrous structures and/or sanitary tissue products, novel flexibility as evidenced by plate stiffness of the fibrous structures and/or sanitary tissue products, and/or surface smoothness as evidenced by slip stick coefficient of friction of the fibrous structures and/or sanitary tissue products, and methods for making same, are provided.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


Winding shaft


The invention relates to a shaft axle for winding up a material web, particularly plastic films, namely particularly stretch films. In order to provide a shaft axle with a strength and stiffness as high as possible, a shaft axle is provided showing a shaft body, which is made largely from fiber-reinforced plastic to yield bending stiffness as high as possible, and cavities, provided along the exterior perimeter of the shaft body, with the cavities being limited in the radial interior direction by a layer of fiber-reinforced plastic and allowing tension bars to expand from the cavities radially towards the outside..
Windmoeller & Hoelscher Kg


Methods and integrating rotary actuators in flight control systems


Methods and apparatus for reacting rotary actuator and control surface loads into a wing structure using reaction links. The apparatus incorporates a structural interface feature that can facilitate a change of the component(s) in the load loop, such as the path connecting a control surface to a fixed aircraft structure via a rotary actuator.
The Boeing Company


Vehicle side curtain airbag device having front protection function


A vehicle side curtain airbag device having front protection function, comprising a side airbag (1) and an auxiliary airbag (2) connected to one side surface of the side airbag (1) and arranged in a left/right transverse direction after being expanded; a dividing hole membrane (3) is disposed between the side airbag (1) and the auxiliary airbag (2); the dividing hole membrane (3) is ensured to he opened only when the internal pressure of the side airbag (1) reaches a certain value, thus realizing self-adaptive opening threshold adjustment, controlling the instant of inflation and inflation speed of the auxiliary airbag (2), and adjusting the stiffness of the auxiliary airbag (2). When a vehicle has a collision, the device protects the head and neck of a passenger in both side collision and front collision traffic accidents, thus effectively absorbing the collision impact energy of the passenger, and reducing injury to the passenger..
Yanfeng Kss (shanghai) Automotive Safety Systems Co., Ltd.


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Door module for vehicle


Disclosed herein is a door module for a vehicle, which is mounted in a door panel of a vehicle door. The door module may include: a stiffened plate including base plates formed at positions where one or more hardware parts related to the vehicle door are mounted and a connection plate for connecting the base plates, wherein the base plates and the connection plate are integrally formed; and a resin panel covering an opening of the door panel, and formed by over-molding resin onto the stiffened plate, wherein the stiffened plate is formed of a material having higher stiffness than the resin..
Seoyon E-hwa Co., Ltd.


Stand up pouch


A recyclable stand up pouch (sup) is prepared using a polyethylene structure having a first web and a second web. Each of the first web and second web contains at least one layer of high density polyethylene (hdpe) to provide stiffness.
Nova Chemicals (international) S.a.


Robot device, robot control method, program, and recording medium


A joint torque computing unit computes a joint torque t1 of a joint necessary to move a joint angle to a target joint angle. A summing unit obtains a sum value u1 indicating the sum of generated forces generated at actuators, from a target stiffness.
t1


Device tracking using longitudinal encoding


A method for reconstructing 3d shape of a longitudinal device using an optical fiber with optical shape sensing (oss) properties, e.g. Bragg gratings.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


Medical device with contact force sensing tip


Medical devices for diagnosis or treatment of tissue in a body. Representative devices include an elongate shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion configured for movement relative to the proximal portion.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.


Endoscope system


There is provided an endoscope system which can secure appropriate bending stiffness of an insertion portion while maintaining the slide length of an endoscope insertion portion. According to one aspect of one of the present invention, in an endoscope system including an endoscope and an insertion assisting tool in which the endoscope is inserted and which assists the insertion of an endoscope insertion portion into a body, a flexible portion of the endoscope insertion portion includes a projection region which projects from the distal end opening of a tube body when the endoscope insertion portion is located in the distal end position in a movable range with respect to the tube body of the insertion assisting tool, and the projection region includes a bending stiffness change portion in which bending stiffness increases from a first position on the distal end side to a second position on the proximal end side..
Fujifilm Corporation


Rolling bearing and suspension automobile


Provided are a rolling bearing and a suspension apparatus for an automobile enhanced in stiffness. To do so, in a rolling bearing and a suspension apparatus for an automobile according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an upper cover's upward surface in contact with an upper case and an upper cover's peripheral surface in contact with the upper case are orthogonal to each other, and a length of the upward surface in a radial direction is longer than a length of the peripheral surface in a vertical direction..
Hyndai Mobis Co., Ltd.


Device for detecting the replacement state of wear of a high-strength fiber rope during use in lifting gear


The present invention relates generally to hoists such as cranes which instead of steel wire ropes use high-strength fibre ropes. The invention relates in particular to an arrangement for detecting the discard state of a high-strength fibre rope when used on such hoists, with a means for detecting at least one rope parameter and an evaluation unit for evaluating the rope parameter, and providing a discard signal depending upon the evaluation of the rope parameters.
Liebherr-components Biberach Gmbh


Subframe for a motor vehicle axle and producing a subframe


The invention relates to a subprime (1) for a motor vehicle axle. According to the invention, in order to provide a subframe in which both stiffness and weight are optimised, the subframe comprises: a base member (2) having an upper shell (3), a lower shell (4), which is connected lathe upper shell (3), and a connection point (5) formed on one of the shells (3, 4) for a pendulum bearing of a pendulum bar, a cross-member (10), which extends in a transverse direction and which is joined to the base member (2) and connected to the base member, said cross-member having mounts (14) for longitudinal members of the motor vehicle; and a stiffening element (30), which is connected to at least one shell (3, 4) in the region or the connection point.
Kirchhoff Automotive Deutschland Gmbh


Flexible tooling


A flexible manufacturing tool is provided. The tool includes a multi-layer generally planar sheet of material defining a tool surface thereon, means such as spaced jacks to controllably deform the sheet by applying out-of-plane deforming forces to the sheet and means selectively to increase and decrease interlayer shear or frictional forces whereby to vary the flexural stiffness of the sheet.
Bae Systems Plc


Method and system for determination of at least one property of a manipulator


A method and system for determining at least one property associated with a selected axis of a manipulator (2). The elasticity of the links (4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14) and joints (3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12) of a manipulator (2) can be modeled and the resulting compliance can be determined.
Cognibotics Ab


Variable stiffness catheter


A variable stiffness catheter having two concentric coils. A first coil is fixed with relation to the body of the catheter and a second coil is able to rotate in the space between adjacent turns of the first coil.
Cook Medical Technologies, Llc


Steerable laser probe


A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, an auto-fixing actuation control, a flexible housing tube having a flexible housing tube distal end and a flexible housing tube proximal end, a first flexible housing tube portion having a first stiffness, and an optic fiber disposed within an inner bore of the handle and the flexible housing tube. An actuation of the auto-fixing actuation control may gradually curve the flexible housing tube.
Katalyst Surgical, Llc


Steerable laser probe


A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, an auto-fixing actuation control, a housing tube having a housing tube distal end and a housing tube proximal end, a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness, a second housing tube portion having a second stiffness, and an optic fiber disposed within an inner bore of the handle and the housing tube. An actuation of the auto-fixing actuation control may gradually curve the housing tube.
Katalyst Surgical, Llc


Device for detecting the replacement state of wear of a high-strength fiber rope during use in lifting gear


The present invention relates generally to hoists such as cranes which instead of steel wire ropes use high-strength fibre ropes. The invention relates in particular to an arrangement for detecting the discard state of a high-strength fibre rope when used on such hoists, with a means for detecting at least one rope parameter and an evaluation unit for evaluating the rope parameter, and providing a discard signal depending upon the evaluation of the rope parameter.
Liebherr-components Biberach Gmbh


Device for providing a liquid additive


A device for providing a liquid additive for exhaust-gas purification, having at least one duct for conducting the liquid additive, the duct having a duct wall which has a first stiffness. There is inserted into the duct an insert component (5) that extends at least in sections along the duct, wherein the insert component is composed of a solid material..
Emitec Gesellschaft FÜr Emissionstechnologie Mbh


Feather seal


The present disclosure includes feather seals for use in gas turbine engines. The feather seals may be used in stationary components such as vanes or blade outer air seals.
United Technologies Corporation


Sheet discharging apparatus and image forming apparatus


A sheet discharging apparatus includes an apparatus body, a discharge unit discharging a sheet out of the apparatus body, and a sheet stacking portion including a stacking surface on which the sheet discharged by the discharge unit is stacked. A sheet processing device processing the sheet discharged by the discharge unit can be mounted on the sheet stacking portion.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


Automobile vehicle body structure


In an automobile vehicle body structure, a steering hanger is formed from a metal pipe on one side in a vehicle width direction and a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic cfrp pipe on the other side in the vehicle width direction, and a steering column is supported on the metal pipe, for ensuring the strength with which the steering column is supported while minimizing any increase in the weight of the steering hanger. The metal pipe is connected to a cfrp linking member connecting an upper part of a dash panel lower and a center tunnel.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


Valve apparatus and washer apparatus


An object of the present invention is to provide a valve apparatus capable of keeping a holding state of a valve body. The valve apparatus 14 is adapted to supply cleaning fluid by switching between a first flow channel 54 and a second flow channel 55, the valve apparatus 14 being provided with: a first fluid pipe 44 having a first flow channel 54; a second fluid pipe 45 coaxially aligned with the first fluid pipe 44, the second fluid pipe 45 having a second flow channel 55; a housing 86 provided with a first valve chamber 37 and a second valve chamber 38; a partition wall 49 disposed between the first flow channel 44 and the second flow channel 55 in the housing 86; and a rib 46 provided to the housing 86 to support the partition wall 49, wherein the partition wall 49 has: a film-like valve body 50 which is elastically deformed by pressure of the first valve chamber 37 and the second valve chamber 38 so as to open one of the first flow channel 44 and the second flow channel 55 and close the other of the first flow channel 54 and the second flow channel 55; and a frame 51 attached along an outer circumference of the valve body 50 and supported by the rib 56, wherein the frame 51 is higher in stiffness than the valve body 50..
Mitsuba Corporation


Atraumatic tip geometry for indwelling devices


An indwelling device for insertion in a biological tubular structure comprising an elongated device having a body and opposing ends. The body has a bending stiffness transverse to a longitudinal axis that is greater than a stiffness of the biological tubular structure.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


Steerable laser probe


A steerable laser probe may include a handle, an actuation mechanism of the handle, an optic fiber, and a housing tube. The housing tube may include a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness and a second housing tube portion having a second stiffness.
Katalyst Surgical, Llc


Motor controlling suppressing vibrations


A motor control apparatus of the present invention is a motor control apparatus for compensating elastic deformation between a servo motor and a driven part, driven by the servo motor, which includes a position command generator for generating a position command of the motor, a compensation filter for compensating the position command generated by the position command generator and a servo control unit for controlling the movement of the motor based on a position command after compensation, i.e., the compensated position command by the compensation filter, and is constructed such that the compensation filter includes a filter f(s) having an inertia jl of the driven part, a stiffness coefficient k of an elastically deformable part and a damping coefficient c of the elastically deformable part as the elements of filter coefficients.. .
Fanuc Corporation


Fiber optic connector with strain relief assembly


A fiber optic connector includes a ferrule, a ferrule holder from which the ferrule extends, a housing in which the ferrule holder is received, and a connector body coupled to the housing. The connector body is configured to retain the ferrule holder within the housing.
Corning Optical Communications Llc


Pneumatically tuned vehicle powertrain mounts


A system for securing a powertrain component to a body structure of a vehicle may include first and second mounts each having a base and a first elastomeric barrier secured to and extending from the base defining an air filled chamber, and a connector coupling the air filled chambers, the connector sized to provide an associated air volume that reduces stiffness of the first elastomeric barrier at an excitation frequency corresponding to a target engine speed. The air filled chambers may be hermetically sealed and pressurized above atmospheric pressure.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


Damper disk assembly


A damper disc assembly includes first and second input plates, an output unit, a high stiffness damper unit, and first and second low stiffness damper units. The output unit includes an input-side member and an output-side member disposed rotatably relative to each other.
Exedy Corporation


Lattice materials and structures and related methods thereof


A method for treating substrates or components; and substrates or components that have been treated by the associated method. The treatment may be applied to any iron or steel based alloy to create a treated layer that increases the strength of the substrate or component.
University Of Virginia Patent Foundation


Nanomodified backbones for polyimides with difunctional and mixed-functionality endcaps


Polyimides containing a backbone with at least one nanoparticle component and made from oligomers having endcaps that are difunctional or a mix of di- and monofunctionality are provided. The endcaps may be nadic or phenylethynyl.
The Boeing Company


Main spindle device for machine tool and machine tool


The main spindle device for a machine tool is provided with: a bearing for rotatably supporting the main spindle; a bearing case for holding the bearing; a housing inside which the bearing case is disposed; and a stiffness-switching device, which supports the bearing case with respect to the housing and is able to switch the stiffness of the bearing case support between multiple levels. When the stiffness-switching device is supporting the bearing case at a low stiffness, the main spindle device is formed so that the bearing case slides with respect to the housing.
Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.


Over-molded goggle frame


A goggle frame having a stiff first frame member and a flexible second frame member over-molded onto the stiff first frame member. The stiffness of the first frame member allows a goggle lens to be mounted to the first frame member and for the first frame member to control deflection or distortion of the goggle lens.
Spy Optic Inc.


Zoned suspension seating structure


A body support structure includes a backrest and a seat connected to the backrest. A suspension material is connected to the backrest or the seat.
Herman Miller, Inc.


High strength carbon nanotube plasma-treated fibers & methods of making


Carbon nanotubes have excellent mechanical properties such as low density, high stiffness, and exceptional strength making them ideal candidates for reinforcement material in a wide range of high-performance composites. Fibers with increased tensile strengths are produced by employing plasma treatment under various conditions.

Hydraulic braking system


Vibrations of a hydraulic pressure in an upstream portion due to operations of a slip control device during anti-lock control are transmitted to a control pressure chamber via a pressurizing piston of a master cylinder and a control piston of a regulator. During anti-lock control, in contrast, a pressure-increase linear valve and a pressure-reduction linear valve are opened, allowing change in volume of the control pressure chamber, resulting in reduction in stiffness.
Advics Co., Ltd.


Shaving device with improved contour following


A shaving head includes at least one cutting unit in which an external cutting member is subjected to a shaving action. The external cutting member is suspended relative to a holder of the shaving head through suspension means.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


Ligament assembly


A ligament assembly (2) comprising a resilient element (20) connected to a bone anchor (4) and a ligament (18), the resilient element (20) acting m a cantilever and resisting toads transmitted between the bone anchor (4) and the ligament (18) by virtue of the resistance to bending of the resilient element. The ligament (18) may comprise an artificial ligament (18) which is adapted to replace a human or animal ligament.
Biomet Uk Healthcare Limited


Surgical implant for treating pelvic organ prolapse conditions


An implant including a vaginal portion having a length, width, first and second ends with a central region positioned therebetween, and a sacral portion having a length, width, first end and second end. The first end of the sacral portion is coupled to the central region of the vaginal portion so that the width of the first end extends substantially perpendicularly to the length of the vaginal portion.
Ethicon, Inc.


Lever system


A lever system for actuating at least one clutch, comprising at least one pivotable lever that has a certain bending stiffness. The lever has at least one flexurally elastic zone which is designed and/or arranged in such a way that the bending stiffness of the lever varies in accordance with an actuation path of the clutch..
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg


Adjustment changing the compression ratio in a combustion engine


The invention relates to an adjustment apparatus (1) for changing the compression ratio in an internal combustion engine, comprising a driving means (2), at least one transmission (5) connected downstream of the driving means (2) and a drive shaft (7) connected downstream of the transmission (5), wherein the transmission (5) has at least two different transmission stiffness progressions between nominal load limits of 0 and 100%.. .
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg


A rubber part for incorporation into a brick or masonry wall in a reinforced concrete frame to protect against damage caused by seismic activity


A rubber part for use as a structural component for incorporation into a brick or masonry wall structure in a reinforced concrete frame, to be located within the plane of the wall, has a length x and a stiffness along its length of sx, a width y and a stiffness across its width of sy, and a thickness z and a stiffness across its thickness of sz, the stiffness of the part being anisotropic with sy>sx. The part is adapted such that, when in use, it is capable of controlling vibrations of the wall caused by seismic activity and also of having a damping effect thereby increasing the energy dissipation capacity of the structure.
Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre


Deployable truss with orthogonally-hinged primary chords


A deployable truss with modified primary orthogonal joints. The construction of these joints causes the center-hinged primary chords on opposite sides of a truss bay to fold inward in a plane orthogonal to the folding planes of the side diagonals while the two secondary chords fold in planes orthogonal to the plane of the in-folding primary chords.
Cpi Technologies, Llc


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Railroad tie and railroad comprising such a railroad tie


A railroad tie (1) is manufactured from at least plastic (2), wherein an elongated reinforcing structure (3) is embedded in the plastic. The reinforcing structure in the longitudinal tie direction (l) is extending at least from and including at least a part of one (15) of the two rail supporting longitudinal tie segments up to and including at least a part of the other (16) of the two rail supporting longitudinal tie segments of the railroad tie.
Lankhorst Engineered Products B.v.


Propylene-based compositions of enhanced appearance and excellent mold flowability


The present invention relates to a class of impact copolymer polypropylene (icp) compositions exhibiting the advantageous combination of excellent tiger (flow) marking performance in large/long molded parts, very low gels count and exceptional mold flowability (high mfr) despite the high viscosity ratio (e.g., >4) between rubber and propylene based matrix phases. Furthermore, it has been surprisingly found that the inventive compositions are associated with a low gels count even when using a quite coarse mesh wire screen, e.g., 60 mesh wire screen, independent of screw type e.g., twin or single screw.
Braskem America, Inc.


High flow polyolefin composition with high stiffness and toughness


The present invention relates to a polyolefin composition comprising two heterophasic propylene copolymers which differ in the melt flow rate.. .
Borealis Ag


Method for reducing dynamic loads of cranes


A method and related device for reducing resonant vibrations and dynamic loads of cranes, where vertical motion of a pay load is controlled by a boom winch and a hoist winch. In an embodiment, the method includes determining resonance frequencies of the crane boom and pay load from inertia data of the boom and stiffness on at least the boom and hoist ropes, the resonance frequencies including a first frequency and a lower second frequency.
National Oilwell Varco Norway As




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