|| List of recent Tractable-related patents
|System and method of treating intractable epilepsy by stimulation|
System and method for treating intractable epilepsy are provided. The method includes implanting electrodes in pedunculopontine nucleus and delivering electrical pulses to the pedunculopontine nucleus, thereby inducing the stimulation of cholinergic neurons leading to the release of acetylcholine, thereby enhancing the genesis of rapid eye movement sleep, which reduces the occurrence of epileptic attacks and also chronically suppresses the epileptogenic process..
|Desktop bowling game|
A desktop bowling game is provided including bowling pins having metal that is attractable by magnets located at a base of each bowling pin, a ball, a main unit having a playing board having a surface with position markers for setup of the pins, and a pin reset mechanism, located below the playing board. The pin reset mechanism includes a sliding plate that slides up and down beneath the playing board between a first, up position immediately below and adjacent to the playing board to a second, down position away from the playing board.
|Suspension device for outboard motor, vessel propulsion apparatus, and vessel|
A swivel bracket is coupled via a horizontal bracket to a clamp bracket to be mounted on a vessel. A trim mechanism adjusts a trim angle of an outboard motor by rotating the swivel bracket about the horizontal shaft.
|Apparatus and methods for conducting assays and high throughput screening|
The present invention provides microfluidic devices and methods for using the same. In particular, microfluidic devices of the present invention are useful in conducting a variety of assays and high throughput screening.
|Retractor cord assemblies for carried articles|
A low-profile retractable cord system in which a line is attached to a pair of retractor mechanisms located in the sides of an article to be carried (such as a briefcase, a purse, a handbag, suitcase, tote, bag, knapsack, sports bag, gym bag, etc.). The line is high-tensile braided line threaded out through eyelets which are offset inwardly and downwardly from the upper corners of the article to be carried.
An ice fishing device compromising of an ice scoop/skimmer with handle having a proximal and distal end, a retractable device, and an apparartus used to secure the invention to the fisherman or other convenient location. This may be to the ice fisherman's clothing/gear such as but not limited to a belt loop, zipper, pocket, or built-in loop that is commonly found on ice fishing garments.
|Correction tape dispenser|
Disclosed is a dispenser used to correct an error on a paper sheet written with a writing implement inerasable by a rubber eraser, such as a ball-point pen. The dispenser has a cylindrical refill casing rotatable by 360° inside the housing so that it can be used at any angle regardless of an orientation.
A device for skimming a pool surface to collect floating debris includes an elongate handle, a hollow body, and a spool on which an elongate continuous length of webbing is wound in a spiral configuration. The spool is housed within the body and the webbing is extendable from the spool through a slot formed in the body and is retractable onto the spool through the slot via spool rotation.
|Vacuum sealer with a retractable heater bar|
Systems (200) and methods (1300) for selectively retracting a first component of a vacuum packaging appliance (“vpa”). The method comprises: causing the first component to normally be in an engaged position in which the component facilitates a formation of a heat seal along an open end of a container disposed within the vpa; detecting an existence of at least one first condition associated with the vpa; and applying a magnetic field in proximity to the component when the first condition is detected, whereby the first component is at least maintained in an unengaged position in which the first component no longer facilitates the formation of the heat seal..
|Hydraulic connector for a windshield wiper blade having a retractable button|
A hydraulic connector for a wiper system includes an end part of an arm extending in a longitudinal direction, a blade, a mechanical connector fixed to the blade for attaching the blade to the arm, and at least one pipe for conveying a liquid to the blade via the mechanical connector and at least one button intended to connect the hydraulic connector to the end part in a standby position. The button is retractable so as to allow movement of the hydraulic connector with respect to the end part..
|Hydraulically actuated handle assembly for medical device deployment system|
A medical device deployment system includes an inner shaft telescopically received within a retractable sheath and a medical device positioned over the inner shaft. A handle assembly houses a hollow washer and includes a hollow handle body having an open distal end receiving the inner shaft and the retractable sheath.
|Trocar, and surgery assistance system|
A surgery assistance system 101 includes forceps trocars 1a and 1b having retractable cameras 17a and 17b and marks 19a and 19b, a laparoscope trocar 3, forceps 4a and 4b, a laparoscope 5 having a mark 19d, an image processing device 6 that inputs the images obtained from the retractable cameras 17a and 17b and the image obtained from the laparoscope 5 and combines these images to create a three dimensional image, a three dimensional monitor 7 that outputs the three dimensional image created by the image processing device 6, and an optical tracking sensor 9. The positional relationships of the marks 19 and the corresponding cameras 17 are fixed.
|Ear bud retraction module having optimal microphone placement|
A retractable ear bud module has a housing with an ear bud cable retractable mounted in the housing. The ear bud cable has at least one ear bud and a microphone, and a fixed end attached to a circuit board including a wireless receiver mounted.
|Thermal dissipative retractable flex assembly|
Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus comprising a flexible circuit having a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of longitudinal conductors. Further, the apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical retractor capable of retracting the flexible circuit around an exterior surface.
|Portable electronic device|
A portable electronic device includes a tablet pc, a base panel and two supports. Two opposite ends of each support are respectively pivoted to the tablet pc and the base panel through a first pivotal portion and a second pivotal portion.
|Retractable lighting fixture|
Disclosed is a retractable lighting fixture having a retractable led lighting layer. One or more optical layers (40, 240a/b, 340a/b, 440) may optionally be provided over the led lighting layer (30, 230, 330, 430).
|Mounting system for a headrest retractable by gravity, assembly comprising such a mounting system and vehicle seat comprising such an assembly|
A mounting system for a headrest comprising at least one shaft, the system comprising a housing adapted to enclose the shaft with a radial clearance, a moving carriage capable of being moved between a blocking position and an unblocking position, and a jaw movable between an immobilization position and a release position. The jaw is adapted to apply, when it is in the immobilization position, a clamping force to the shaft in a clamping direction perpendicular to the vertical direction, so that the shaft is supported on the housing.
|Multi-stage retractable cord winder device|
A retractable cord winder device, which has a front cover with center shaft, a spiral spring, a spool with a spool divider with flanged hook dividing the spool chamber into equal halves for efficient and minimal noise cable coiling, oval sliding positioning sliding disc, and a rear cover with concave recess to hold the oval positioning sliding disc with positioning stopper. The front cover is mounted with the rear cover through the center shaft via a center hole of the rear cover where there are symmetrical openings on both ends for cords folded in half to be attached to the flanged hook and retracted upon pulling down..
|In-mould labelled capsule for beverage preparation|
The present invention concerns a beverage preparation capsule (11) defining a closed chamber for enclosing a mass of soluble and/or extractable food material, for use in a beverage preparation machine, comprising: (i) a capsule body with side walls (12), a bottom wall (13) open with a dispensing opening (14), said capsule body walls comprising an injection-moulded oil-based or biomass-based thermoplastic material, which is not a gas-barrier material, (ii) a gas and moisture impermeable top membrane (15), pierceable by injection means (n) of the machine which are adapted to inject an extraction liquid under pressure inside said chamber, and (iii) a gas and moisture impermeable bottom membrane (16) sealed inside the capsule body near the bottom wall (13), (iv) means (18) adapted to open said chamber by relative engagement with the bottom membrane under the effect of the liquid pressure increase in the chamber during injection of said liquid, characterized in that the inside or outside surface of the capsule body is at least partially covered by a gas-, and optionally moisture-, impermeable label (20) permanently attached by in-mould labelling to said capsule body wall, said label having a tridimensional shape such that the labelled capsule is gas and moisture tight.. .
|Adjustable safety gate|
An adjustable safety to has a first panel, a second panel and a fastening device. The first panel has a screw hole formed therein.
|Retractable computer rack aisle roof|
A roof for a computer rack aisle is provided. The roof has a canopy that may be flexible and/or fire-resistant.
|Retractable quilt clamp apparatus|
A retractable quilt clamp apparatus is disclosed having a clamp attached to a strap, and a strap retraction mechanism attached to the strap. The strap retraction mechanism is configured to retract and retain at least part of the strap.
|Handle assembly for medical device deployment system|
A medical device deployment system includes an inner shaft telescopically received within a retractable sheath and a medical device positioned over the inner shaft. A handle assembly includes a proximal handle portion having a handle body having an elongate slot therethrough.
|Terminal equipment with built-in retractable headset|
The present invention provides a terminal equipment with a built-in retractable headset, comprising a case body (1) of the terminal equipment which includes an accommodation space; a headset which is arranged in the accommodation space and includes a headset assembly (2) and a headset line (3) which both can be pulled out of the accommodation space; and a headset line retraction device (4) which is arranged in the accommodation space and with which the headset assembly (2) communicates via the headset line (3). A signal line led from the headset line retraction device (4) communicates with an audio signal of the terminal equipment, and the headset assembly (2) and the headset line (3) can be retracted from the outside of the accommodation space via the headset line retraction device (4).
The teachings provided herein relate to an articulable crankset for converting a pedal-powered vehicle into a push-powered vehicle having the articulable crankset in a retracted position to provide at least less of an obstruction to a user's legs during use of the push-powered vehicle than a non-retractable crankset. The vehicle can be a bicycle, and the articulable crankset can be a component of a production bicycle or a component of a conversion kit that will convert a bicycle from a pedal-powered bicycle to a convertible bicycle that can also function as a push-powered bicycle..
|Capsule for use in a beverage preparation machine|
The present invention concerns a capsule (1) defining a closed chamber for enclosing a mass of soluble and/or extractable food material, for use in a beverage preparation machine, comprising: (i) capsule side walls (2), (ii) a top membrane (3) pierceable by injection means (4) of the machine which are adapted to inject an extraction liquid under pressure inside said chamber, and (iii) a bottom wall (5) (iv) means (6, 7) adapted to open said chamber by relative engagement with the bottom wall (5) under the effect of the liquid pressure increase in the chamber during injection of said liquid characterized in that at least the portion of the top membrane surface which is to be pierced by the fluid injection means (4), comprises an elastic material having a tensile strength higher than 1 mpa, preferably higher than 5 mpa, more preferably higher than 10 mpa and an elongation at break superior to 100%, preferably superior to 500%, such that said top membrane (3) recloses in a leaktight manner, after said fluid injection means (4) have been removed therefrom.. .
|Apparatus and method for treating a mesh pocket of a lacrosse stick|
A method of treating a mesh pocket of a lacrosse stick includes providing a solid wax compound, providing a mesh pocket having a plurality of inter-engaged strands that define a plurality of mesh openings, and manually applying the solid wax compound to at least a portion of at least some of the inter-engaged strands of the mesh pocket. A kit for treating a mesh pocket of a lacrosse stick includes a solid wax compound disposed in a retractable applicator, a mesh pocket attached to or attachable to a lacrosse stick, and instructions describing manually applying the solid wax compound to the mesh pocket..
|Method and system for lesion candidate detection|
An embodiment of the method is disclosed for non-invasive lesion candidate detection in a patient's body includes generating a number of first medical images of the patient's body. The method further includes identifying lesion-like geometrical regions inside the first medical images of the patient's body by applying image processing methods, whereby the identification is at least partly controlled by a number of patient-specific context features which are not directly extractable from the first medical images.
|Ear bud retraction mechanism having a break away dust door|
A retractable ear bud module, comprising: a housing having a cover and a door with a hinge for removably attaching the door to the cover; the cover includes a side defining a curved depression for removably holding the hinge; a retraction mechanism including a rotatable spool having an axis, and an ear bud cable mounted in the housing, the retraction mechanism selectively retracts or dispenses the ear bud cable; at least one ear bud attached to the ear bud cable; a wireless receiver for receiving audio signals, the wireless receiver being in electronic communication with the ear bud cable to communicate audio signals to at least one ear bud.. .
|Wettable silicone hydrogel contact lenses and related compositions and methods|
Silicone hydrogel contact lenses having ophthalmically acceptable surface wettabilities are obtained from pre-extracted polymerized silicone hydrogel contact lens products having relatively large amounts of removable or extractable materials. The silicone hydrogel contact lenses can be obtained from non-polar resin based contact lens molds and without surface treatments or an interpenetrating polymeric network of a polymeric wetting agent.
|Portable electronic device holder for car|
A portable electronic device holder for car includes a fixation base, a clamping base, and a rotating structure provided therebetween. The fixation base includes a cover and a bottom board connected with height adjusting screw pieces.
|Tilt latch for window|
A sash latch for retractable engagement with a side jamb of a window, the sash latch comprising an upper member with an upper surface and a lower surface, a spring cavity with a stop wall, forward and rear slots for engagement with an upper surface of the sash, an extension with a notch, the extension for retractable receipt into an opening in a side jamb of the window. The latch also includes a lower member and a plunger arm with a distal end extending outwardly from the support member, the distal end including an engagement nub, a spring with a first end and a second end for receipt into the spring cavity of the upper member, the first end of the spring for contact with the stop wall of the upper member, the second end of the spring for engagement with the engagement nub of the plunger..
|Prefillable auto-retractable safety syringe|
A retractable safety syringe includes a retractable needle hub holding a needle and having a first guiding means; and a hollow barrel having a second guiding means set correspondingly to the first guiding means; and a collapsible plunger comprising of a first plunger element having a protrusion releasably coupled with a second plunger element having a longitudinal slot with a pinched zone to curb the movement of said protrusion; and a spring disposed between the needle hub and hollow barrel and acts between the needle hub and the hollow barrel. The uncoupling of the collapsible plunger triggers the retraction mechanism to enable the needle hub to retract into the barrel by the decompression force of a spring.
|Method of preparing water extractable silicon-containing biomedical devices|
A method of preparing a water extractable silicon-containing biomedical device is disclosed. The method involves curing a monomer mixture comprising one or more silicon-containing biomedical device-forming monomers in the presence of a diluent to produce a silicon-containing biomedical device; wherein the diluent comprises a boric acid ester of a c1 to c8 monohydric alcohol..
|Crowding agent-induced nucleic acid transfer into a recipient host cell|
The presently disclosed invention relates to methods of transferring large nucleic acid molecules or a genome from one cell (the donor) into heterologous host cells in the presence of a crowding agent. The method allows for greater ease and efficiency of transfer of genetic material.
|Methods for preparation of medical dressing containing antimicrobial agent|
A medical dressing containing an antimicrobial agent is disclosed. The medical dressing comprises a layered fabric comprising an inner layer of substantially hydrophilic material, an outer layer of substantially hydrophobic material on both sides of the inner layer; and an antimicrobial agent.
|Cell phone charger|
A cell phone charger that charges a cell phone and includes: prongs that are retractable and are plugged into an electrical outlet, a prong base that the prongs are assembled on, a rack gear that is connected to the prong base and has a rack gear hole, an extension gear that is engaged with the rack gear and is rotated to move the rack gear between a retracted position and an extended position, a spring that provides a force to place the rack gear and prongs is the retracted position, a retraction activator that controls a lock pin based on a retraction signal, a controller that generates the retraction signal and transmits the retraction signal to the retraction activator, and a voltage converter that converts provides a dc voltage and charges the cell phone.. .
|Power liftgate in a vehicle|
A vehicle includes a liftgate that opens and closes to provide access to a rear storage compartment of the vehicle. A rotatable crossbar is attached to an upper portion of the vehicle and is connected to the liftgate via a bracket.
|Glove box for vehicle|
Disclosed is a glove box for a vehicle including: an opening formed in an instrument panel; a box-shaped body which is ejectable and retractable through the opening and which is provided with a guide rail and a rack gear, the guide rail including a linear portion linearly extending in a direction in which the box-shaped body moves and a curved portion extending in a curve from an end of the linear portion, the rack gear being formed along one side of the guide rail; and an actuator provided with a pinion gear which meshes with the rack gear, and a drive unit which transfers driving force to the pinion gear.. .
|Phone retractor carrying case|
An apparatus is provided for detachably tethering a phone to a user's person, such as a belt or strap worn by the user. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a case configured to receive the phone, a holster configured to detachably receive the case, a retractable tether having a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end, the proximal end connected to the holster, and the distal end detachably connected to the case, wherein a portion of the tether is housed in the holster, the tether configured to move between a retracted position and an extended position, and a spring coupled to the tether, the spring configured to bias the tether into the retracted position..
|Tent skeleton and tent|
A tent skeleton including a plurality of foot poles, a plurality of eave poles that are articulated at their end portions and are radially arranged, an eave connecting device and a locating device for fixing the foot pole. The eave connecting device includes a connecting member body and an eave connecting member articulated to the connecting member body, the connecting member body is fixedly arranged on an end of the foot pole.
|Emergency vehicle window opener|
An emergency vehicle window opener that includes a power window switch that controls an electrical motor to open and to close a window of a vehicle, a retractable handle that is extended to manually open and close the window of the vehicle, a first pinion gear connected to the retractable handle, a second pinion gear that is engaged with the first pinion gear, an electrical magnet, an electrical switch, an actuator having a controller that receives an emergency signal and controls the electrical switch based on the emergency signal, a coupling part, a coupling button, and a coupling spring.. .
The present invention generally relates to a pocket cutter. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a pocket cutter apparatus with a retractable blade.
|Frontal attachment device for syringe with rotationally activated retractable needle|
A medical device attachable to the front of a conventional syringe and having a hub assembly selectively attachable to the syringe, a nose projecting forwardly from the hub assembly, a rearwardly biased needle retraction mechanism seated inside the nose, a retractable needle projecting forwardly of the nose, and a fluid flow path from the fluid chamber through the hub assembly, nose, needle retraction assembly and needle, wherein the needle is retracted into the nose and a retraction tube external to the syringe by rotating the syringe relative to the nose.. .
|Combined medical device with sliding frontal attachment and retractable needle|
A medical device having a frontal attachment and a connector housing having at least a body part of an associated medical apparatus, the frontal attachment slidably engaging the connector housing and having a forwardly projecting, rearwardly biased needle and a needle retraction assembly, and the connector housing having a needle retraction cavity laterally offset from the needle in a first position, the needle retraction cavity being selectively movable relative to the frontal attachment following use to reposition the needle retraction cavity into alignment with the needle to permit retraction.. .
|Port device including retractable endoscope cleaner|
A surgical apparatus includes a housing member having leading and trailing ends that define a longitudinal axis. One or more ports longitudinally extend between the leading and trailing ends, and are configured and adapted to receive a surgical instrument therein in a substantially sealed relation.
A cargo carrier is provided that includes a load carrying platform, a retractable front axle and a retractable rear axle. The cargo carrier further includes a pivotal handle operatively connected to front and rear axles that when activated retracts or un-retracts the front and rear axles.
|Docking station with ruggedized case|
A docking station for an electronic device that is contained within a case, in which the case includes a retractable connector access panel at least partially overlying a portion of a connector port of the electronic device, includes a base at least partially configured to support the electronic device. An electrical connector is coupled to the base and configured to receive the connector port of the electronic device.
|Variable diameter and angle vertical axis turbine|
A wind turbine, particularly vertical axis, whose diameter is extensible and retractable, either from the length of the arms or the angle of the blades, or both, has advantages in operating in low wind speed regimes and surviving in high wind speed, regimes. The current application describes how to construct such a turbine, particularly the control mechanisms and the optimal aerodynamic configurations of the blades..
|Retractable stair assembly for a truck or trailer|
A retractable step assembly for a vehicle includes a track assembly mounted on a vehicle frame beneath a workbed, a step assembly, and a pivot assembly that engages the track and step assemblies together. The step assembly moves between a storage position where it is disposed between tracks of the track assembly, and an operational position where it extends outwardly from the tracks, through an aperture in the vehicle's wall panel, and angles downwardly toward the ground.
|Portable trailer stands|
Example portable trailer stands for supporting parked trailers are disclosed herein. Some example portable trailer stands disclosed herein comprise two telescopic posts supporting a generally horizontal beam.
|Rectractable oxygen supply-hose reel and mechanism housing cover for medical oxygen therapy devises and medical oxygen treatment devises.|
This invention modifies and redesigns a spring-loaded, retractable supply hose mechanisms used to pan out, retract, and store hoses used for gases (e.g., oxygen), treatments, or fluids, specifically this inventor's prior art, the retractable oxygen supply hose mechanism, u.s. Pat.
|Pet leash with integrated safety belt connector|
An improved leash device for pets that includes a tongue for insertion into a seat belt is described. The tongue may be designed to fit any vehicle safety belt buckle to allow a user to secure their pet to their vehicle for travel.
|Extendable multihull boat|
A motorized or manual extendable and retractable floating device is supported longitudinally by one or more floatation devices. The flotation deck is stored and supported by tracks or rails from beneath and between an upper deck of a houseboat, pontoon boat, tritoon boat, catamaran, floating dock, pier-supported dock or other watercraft or dock.
|Self-compensating retractable insert for high-temperature forming tools|
A forming tool apparatus is provided for forming an article having a negative draft angle that locks the formed article within the forming tool. An insert, which is disposed within a recess defined in a forming surface of the forming tool, has a surface that cooperates with the forming surface of the forming tool to shape a metal blank into a desired final shape.
The present invention generally relates to pen cutters. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a pen cutter apparatus with an auto-retractable blade.
|Optimizing parallel queries using interesting distributions|
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for optimizing parallel queries using interesting distributions. For each logical operator in an sql server memo, in a top down manner from a root operator to the leaf operators, interesting distributions for the operators can be identified based on the properties of the operators.
|Balloon with fibers for treatment of blood vessels|
The disclosed subject matter describes systems and methods of delivering a therapeutic agent, such as a sclerosing agent, to the walls of a blood vessel to perform sclerotherapy. In an exemplary embodiment a catheter includes a balloon having an inner and outer surface defining a wall, and an interior volume with an unexpanded and expanded configuration and a plurality of fibers extending from the outer surface of the balloon wall.
|Antimicrobial sanitizer system|
An antimicrobial sanitizer system for application of an antimicrobial material on skin or mucous membranes featuring a base handle (110) and a stem extending upwardly from the stem end of the base handle. The stem optionally is extendable from and retractable into an inner cavity in the base handle.
|Continuous extractor, concentrator and dryer|
Continuous extraction units are constructed having a plurality of extraction chambers containing extractable material. Without disruption of total fluid flow in the unit: an extraction chamber completely depleted of extract can be evacuated of solvent and replaced with an extraction chamber containing fresh extractable material.
|Beverage production method and devices|
The present invention provides a method, a device and a system for preparing a beverage from an extractable product, such as ground coffee. Said device is provided with a receptacle (2) having an inlet for the extractable product and an outlet (3) for the extracted beverage.
|Retractable storage system for handheld electronic device|
A retractable storage system for handheld electronic device comprises a removable panel with one or more storage chambers for storing an accessory item, such as a wireless earbud, cabled earbud, headphone cable or e-cigarette, and a retractable mechanism to retrieve and dispense the stored accessory item through an accessory station. The removable panel can be replaced with another removable panel configured with different structure to store different accessory item, such as a battery to charge a wireless earbud or e-cigarette..
|Magentic mobile device holder|
An apparatus for securing a mobile device to a user comprises at least one connector for connection to a user, a retaining body having a magnet located therein suspended from the connector and a ferromagnetic body securable to at least one surface of the mobile communication device, wherein the ferromagnetic body is magnetically attractable to the magnet. A method for securing a mobile device to a user comprises securing a ferromagnetic plate to at least one surface of the mobile communication device, securing a connector to a user and attaching the ferromagnetic plate to a magnet located within a retaining body suspended from the connector..
A retractable rack includes a connecting part, a holding mount, a first support element, a second support element and a positioning mechanism. The connecting part may detachably attach to a stroller frame.
|Retractable jack foot|
A trailer hitch jack for rapidly raising and lowering the tongue of a trailer.. .
|Retractable equipment system including a device optimized for driving protection flaps|
A system for retractable equipment is proposed that has movable protection flaps and in which a flap drive device serves to drive the flaps in optimized movement, while providing mechanical coupling between the flaps and the retractable equipment in such a manner that a common motor member can be used for driving both the equipment and the flaps. The drive device includes a cam secured to a frame of the system and a cam follower mechanically coupled to the retractable equipment and to a flap drive member.
|Pretensioner of seat belt for vehicle|
Disclosed herein is a pretensioner of a vehicle seat belt. The elements of the pretensioner required to rotate a spool are disposed within the spool.
|Vertical retractable rail clamp|
The rail clamp includes a carriage having an actuator frame mounted to its base so as to extend upwardly from the base. Springs are mounted in the actuator frame at the upper end of the carriage.