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Variable displacement pump

Magna Powertrain Bad Homburg

Variable displacement pump

Tension adjustable retractable screen assembly

Tension adjustable retractable screen assembly

Tension adjustable retractable screen assembly

Fairfield Industries D/b/a Fairfieldnodal

Capture and docking apparatus, method, and applications

Date/App# patent app List of recent Tractable-related patents
 Machine vision camera mount with rotational adjustment patent thumbnailMachine vision camera mount with rotational adjustment
A camera mount apparatus is disclosed that allows toolless rotation with integrated detent and locking features. The apparatus has the ability to rotate a camera and lens predetermined increments.
Serview, Inc.

 Variable displacement pump patent thumbnailVariable displacement pump
Disclosed is a pump having adjustable conveying volumes, in particular a vane, roller-cell or pendulum-slide pump, comprising a rotation assembly, a lifting ring and a rotationally driven rotor with extendable and retractable vanes, rollers or pendulum sliders that are guided in slots.. .
Magna Powertrain Bad Homburg Gmbh

 Tension adjustable retractable screen assembly patent thumbnailTension adjustable retractable screen assembly
A screen track assembly for mounting and tensioning a retractable screen across an opening, the assembly having a generally u-shaped outer track member having an opening; an inner track member received within the outer track member, the inner track member adapted to receive a retractable screen, the inner track member being movable relative to the outer track member; biasing members to present a biasing force to extend the inner track member toward the opening of the outer track member; and adjustable mechanical fasteners to fix the position of the inner track member relative to the outer track member such that the screen may be tightened or loosened as required for proper functionality.. .

 Capture and docking apparatus, method, and applications patent thumbnailCapture and docking apparatus, method, and applications
Apparatus and methods to operationally link (couple/decouple) a plurality of relatively massive, complimentary payload platforms (i.e., suspended machinery and rov) at relatively deep working depths in an unstable marine environment (water column) while the payload platforms are in-transit. An apparatus includes a suspended machinery, an rov, a capture collar, an extendable/retractable harpoon, and actuating machinery to controllably effect extension and retraction thereof.
Fairfield Industries Incorporated D/b/a Fairfieldnodal

 Rotary thermoforming apparatus and  using same patent thumbnailRotary thermoforming apparatus and using same
A rotary thermoforming apparatus including a rotatable drum having a plurality of cavity flats positioned on an outer surface of the drum together defining a mold cavity section of the drum, each cavity flat having one or more mold cavities, a plug assist assembly positioned adjacent each corresponding cavity flat when in a first retracted state, the plug assist assembly secured to, and rotatable with, the outer surface of the drum, each plug assist assembly having one or more plug assist members corresponding to the one or more mold cavities in the adjacent corresponding cavity flat, wherein each plug assist member is extendable into its corresponding mold cavity, and retractable from its corresponding mold cavity, wherein each plug assist assembly is extendable from the first retracted state to an extended state positioned over the corresponding cavity flat, and wherein each plug assist assembly is retractable from the extended state back to the first retracted state.. .

 Retractable leash for a swing car patent thumbnailRetractable leash for a swing car
A retractable leash for a swing car comprising a front cover further comprising threaded holes an opening, a back cover further comprising threaded holes an opening, a recoil spring, a rotatable guide rail in a hollow cylindrical structure, and a rope with a free end; wherein the threaded holes in the front cover and back cover correspond to each other, wherein the front cover and the back cover are conjoint by the thread holes and screws to enclose the recoil spring, rotatable guide rail, and the rope, wherein the recoil spring is disposed inside of the rotatable guide rail, wherein the recoil spring is fixedly to the back cover, wherein the opening on the front cover and the back cover correspond to each other, and the free end of the rope extends out of the openings.. .
Zhejiang Jinbang Sports Equipment Co., Ltd.

 Multi-functional bag patent thumbnailMulti-functional bag
A multi-functional bag includes a prism-shaped main body, a carrying handle, and at least one fold-out reception flap. The main body is comprised of an upper lid and a lower receptacle.

 Method and  a portable and retractable shade device patent thumbnailMethod and a portable and retractable shade device
Portable and retractable artificial trees including a first generally cylindrical, hollow trunk portion including an upper end, the upper end defining a notch, and a second generally cylindrical trunk portion including a body portion, a lower end having an insertable portion, and an upper end. The artificial trees further include separable, modular tree portions mechanically connectable, controllable and lockable between trunk and branch portions is provided.

 Retractable leash patent thumbnailRetractable leash
A two or more subject retractable leash, and methods of use thereof, is disclosed, which includes a roll-back feature on each retractable leash. The leashes may be locked in place by engaging a single lever.

 Lens barrel and image capturing apparatus patent thumbnailLens barrel and image capturing apparatus
A lens barrel includes a base barrel holding a first guide portion, a movable barrel protrudable/retractable with respect to the base barrel and holding a second guide portion such that when the movable barrel is protruded the second guide portion protrudes with respect to the first guide portion a lens holding member including first and second held portions being respectively held by the first and second guide portions, a lock portion to set a positional relationship between the first and second guide portions, an initial position detector to detect an initial position of the lens holding member, and a controller. The controller controls movements of the movable barrel and the lens holding member so that a movement of the lens holding member toward the initial position detector is started before start of setting of the positional relationship by the lock portion..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


Startup burner assembly for recovery boiler and method

The present disclosure describes a recovery boiler startup burner assembly that can mitigate the harmful effects of smelt fouling, airflow interference, and operator exposure to hot air from the furnace and win box through use of an extractable startup burner and an isolation chamber engaged to a windbox. The present disclosure also describes a method for safely extracting a startup burner from an active recovery boiler as has method for inserting an extractable startup burner into a recovery boiler during operation..
Andritz Inc.


Retractable handle arrangement

A retractable handle arrangement comprising a handle comprising a first end and a second end and feeing movable between stowed and deployed positions; the handle being pivotally mounted about a handle pivot axis disposed between the first and second ends; an operating member extending from the handle: a first lever arm for moving the handle from the stowed position to the deployed position; a second lever arm for operating a release mechanism in response to movement of the handle from the deployed position to an operative position; and a drive mechanism; wherein the drive mechanism is coupled to the first fever arm and operable, in use, to cause the first lever arm to operatively engage with the operating member to move the handle from the stowed position to the deployed position; and wherein the operating member is arranged to operatively engage with the second lever arm when the handle is moved from the deployed position to an operative position.. .
Jaguar Land Rover Limited


Retractable handle arrangement

A handle arrangement for a vehicle comprising: a handle moveable between a slowed position and a deployed position; a drive mechanism for controlling the handle position; a sensor for detecting a force applied to the handle when in the deployed position, which force is directed so as to urge the handle into the stowed position; wherein upon detecting the force the handle arrangement is arranged to move the handle from the deployed position to the stowed position.. .
Jaguar Land Rover Limited


Retractable enclosure

A retractable enclosure is comprised of at least two displaceable structural bow frames which each define a roof section and opposed upwardly extending side sections. These sections are interconnected by joint connectors.
Chameleon Transportation Systems Inc.


Beverage capsule with anti-dripping membrane

The present invention concerns a beverage capsule (11) comprising capsule side walls (20), a capsule top, and a capsule bottom (21) having a dispensing outlet (22), that define a chamber for containing a food or beverage precursor ingredient soluble and/or extractable when a fluid is injected inside said chamber under pressure, said capsule (11) further comprising a pressure-sensitive membrane (25), characterized in that said pressure-sensitive membrane (25) comprises at least one weakened or precut zone defining a non-reclosable opening (26) which: (i) elastically and plastically opens, respectively widens when the fluid pressure inside said capsule reaches a predetermined value between 0.5 and 20 bar relative pressure, and then (ii) maintains a widen configuration after the fluid pressure within the chamber is released to an atmospheric pressure value, such that the width of said at least one opening (26) does not exceed 1 mm.. .
Nestec S.a


Stowable aircraft cabin attendant seat

A retractable flight attendant chair includes an anchor box, a sled coupled to the anchor box for horizontal translation of the retractable chair into and out of the stowage compartment, and a chair mounted on the sled. The chair includes an expanding/folding backrest and seat portion that allows the chair to be stowed in a small envelope compartment when not in use..
B/e Aerospace, Inc.


Retractable vehicle fueling receptacle cover

A system for automatically retracting a vehicle fueling receptacle lid, storing the lid within the body of the vehicle, and automatically returning the lid to its original protective position, such that the vehicle fueling receptacle lid will retract automatically upon instruction from the vehicle's electronic control system and, further, will return to its original position, wherein it serves to protect the fueling inlet (whether such inlet allows for the storage of liquid fuel or for electrical charging), upon completion of a fueling or charging session, as instructed by the vehicle's electronic control system.. .


Prefilled syringe with breakaway force feature

A jet injector that includes a prefilled syringe. The syringe includes a fluid chamber that contains a medicament.
Antares Pharma, Inc.


Advanced heart failure treatment material as myocardial/cardiovascular regeneration device

Provided is an advanced heart failure treatment material, as a myocardial/cardiovascular regeneration device, that self-assembles, which can improve the universality and be used in an emergency by commercialization with no need of cell-culturing (cell-free) by controlling stem cells, and has a high therapeutic effect on the fundamental treatment of intractable cardiovascular diseases, in particular, advanced heart failure, in which not only the saving of lives but also improving the patient's quality of life (qol) are urgent issues. The advanced heart failure treatment material includes a pharmaceutical agent, an agent holding for the pharmaceutical agent, and a myocardial support device..
Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.


Surgical instrument comprising an electrode

A surgical instrument can comprise a first electrode, a second electrode, and a retractable sheath. At least one of the electrodes can comprise an insulative jacket extending along the length thereof which can comprise a tissue stop for limiting the progression of the electrode into tissue.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


Adapter with retractable pins

The present invention provides an adapter with retractable pins, which can be retracted to be hided to save space, and can be adjusted to different angles to be adjusted to different angles to be suitable for different conditions.. .
Phihong Technology Co., Ltd.


Apparatus for launching subcaliber projectiles at propellant operating pressures including the range of pressures that may be supplied by human breath

In one embodiment, the sabot includes a registration means adapted to limit lateral displacement of the projectile while simultaneously permitting the projectile to touch the inner surface of the bore of the barrel. An alternative embodiment includes a magnetically attractable portion incorporated into the projectile and a magnetic detent for holding the projectile within the barrel bore in readiness for launching.


Accessory mounting apparatus

An apparatus for mounting accessories includes a base that has a mounting surface and at least one aperture. The apparatus further includes a mounting mechanism coupled to the mounting surface of the base, with the mounting mechanism being connectable with a mountable accessory.


Chain connecting element with security crosspiece

A chain connecting element has two link brackets, coupled via their limbs, and a crosspiece inserted transversally between the limbs. A limb of each link bracket has a neck section and a journal, a neck recess and a journal recess being provided on the opposite limb.
Thiele Gmbh & Co. Kg


Manual toilet flushing apparatus with an odor reducing fresh water inlet valve assembly

A manual toilet flushing apparatus including an integral inlet fresh water valve assembly (iifwva) and a waste water discharge pump assembly (wwdpa) operably isolated from the iifwva is provided to preclude waste water from contaminating pressurized fresh water (pfw). The iifwva includes a pressurized fresh water inlet port to receive the pfw, an inlet valve body defining an inlet valve cavity (ivc), a second plunger in communication with a first plunger to actuate a check valve to direct a flow of the pfw into the ivc, and an outlet port.
Raritan Engineering Company, Inc.


Hand operated food cutting apparatus having a self-stabilizing pusher-arm mechanism and a food-stabilizing pusher-arm mechanism for a food cutting apparatus

A thrust-type food cutting apparatus that includes a blade set, food product pusher, and a manually operated pusher arm having a self-stable resting-open position in which the food product pusher is spaced from the blade set to allow a user to load the cutting apparatus with food product to be cut. In an embodiment, the cutting apparatus includes a chassis and a pivoting link linking the pusher arm to the chassis to provide the pivot arm with a movable fulcrum pivot that enables the self-stable resting-open pusher arm position.
Edlund Company, Llc


Microwave surface coagulator with retractable blade

An ablation instrument having an ergonomic handle that includes an actuator adapted to selectively extend and retract a blade that is pivotably mounted within an aperture assembly coupled to the housing by a shaft. The shaft extends distally from the handle and includes a coaxial feedline, a wire conduit disposed along a longitudinal axis of the shaft, and a pull wire disposed within the wire conduit and having a proximal and a distal end, wherein a proximal end of the pull wire is operably coupled to the actuator.
Covidien Lp


Portable collapsible writing desk for a notebook computer

A portable collapsible writing desk for a notebook computer preferably includes an arm rest assembly, a desktop assembly, a column assembly and a base assembly. The base assembly is attached to a bottom of the column assembly.


Identification badge holder

A retractable identification badge holder which allows interchangeable buttons to be removably attached thereto. The holder includes a housing having a reel mounted therein, the reel having an extendable and retractable cord mounted thereto.
Initial This, Inc.


Suitcase or travelling bag

A suitcase or travelling bag includes a casing that may be opened and closed, and which has a receptacle accessible from outside and housed within which is an extractable protective sheet designed to form a protective covering of the casing.. .
Basicnet S.p.a.


Fast transition running shoe

A running shoe design focused on the heel section of running shoes used in, for example, t2 transition phase of the sport of triathlon. A heel counter portion of the shoe is a retractable flap.


Screened lanai

A multi-seasonal lanai includes a rigid, metal support structure, or frame, that is installed against a building over a designated area in need of screened enclosure, such as a patio or pool. A plurality of retractable screen assemblies is slidably coupled to and selectively encloses the frame.


Vehicle support stand

An extendable and retractable support stand for holding a parked vehicle such as a motorcycle, bicycle or similar vehicle which is otherwise unstable in an upright position. The support stand has the ability to be locked into place without the need for fixed locking positions by means of a tilted plate locking mechanism that can be operated by the operator using only one foot irrespective of the orientation of the support stand.


Emergency vessel repair prosthesis deployment system

A deployment device to deploy a prosthesis for interconnecting vessel portions of a body vessel is described herein. The device includes a support frame and an actuation member coupled to the support frame.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc


Retractable vented attic storage system

A closet or enclosure 100 (closet) fit into an attic. A panel (110) forms the bottom of the closet.


Electromagnetic relay

An electromagnetic relay includes a housing, a fixed contact provided within the housing, a movable contact movable to contact or be separated from the fixed contact, and a driving unit configured to drive the movable contact to be in contact with or separated from the fixed contact, and including a coil, a yoke disposed within the coil and having an inner section for forming a magnetic path inside and outside of the coil, a movable core disposed within the coil to be attractable by the inner section, and a shaft having one end connected to the movable core and another end connected to the movable contact, capable of facilitating an assembling process of a shaft and a movable core by eliminating a welding process.. .
Lsis Co., Ltd.


Tow plate and load extraction system

A tow plate for retaining and releasing an extractable unit from an aerospace vehicle including a base plate, an actuating assembly and a retaining assembly. The actuating assembly and the retaining assembly releasably hold a load transmission unit attached to the tow plate.
Airbus Operations Gmbh


Retractable stabilizer for watercraft

A user floatation system for boating safety. There is included in the system a boat, having a seat for a user, and a rear and forward section located behind and in front of the user respectively.


Submersible vessel having retractable wing and keel assemblies

A submersible vessel having wing and keel assemblies that are extendable for wind-powered surface operation and retractable to reduce drag for submerged operation or to place the vessel in a more compact configuration. A deployment mechanism including an actuator and linkage pivots the wing and keel assemblies simultaneously between the deployed and retracted configuration.
Ocean Aero, Inc.


System of retractable shelves

The retractable shelf system allows for the compartmentalization of storage container. The system is integrated into the interior space of the storage container and includes a plurality of shelving units distributed along the length of the storage container.


Tailgate with tonneau cover for a vehicle

A vehicle having a front wall, two side walls, and a truck bed that altogether define a tonneau is provided. The vehicle includes a tailgate that has a front panel, a rear panel, two side panels, and a top panel that altogether define a cavity.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


Retractable vehicle grab handle with deploying integrated garment hanger

A deployable hanger for a vehicle comprises a handle operable between deploying and non-deploying positions, two extension members disposed at least partially within the handle and tab members that are free of engagement with the extension members when the handle is in the deploying position, wherein the extension members are oppositely biased toward an extended position, and wherein the tab members selectively engage the extension members when the handle is in the non-deploying position.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


Assembly for connecting a mouth guard to a helmet or fastening a helmet

A mouth guard assembly with a retractable mouth guard connection, including: a retraction element including a first housing and a retraction device disposed within the first housing; a cord including a first end attached to the retraction device and a second end; a coupling element including a third end connected to the second end and a fourth end arranged to engage a mouth guard to secure the mouth guard to the coupling element; and a connection assembly arranged to attach the retraction element to a protective helmet or a fastening apparatus for a protective helmet. The cord is arranged to be pulled from the retraction assembly in a first direction.


Tennis training apparatus

A tennis training apparatus suspends a tennis ball in the air to allow a player to practice striking the ball with a tennis racquet. The apparatus includes a tennis ball with a first magnetic element integrally and non-removably coupled to the tennis ball.


Bone anchor delivery system device and method

A bone anchor delivery system device (10) has a retractable punch driver assembly and a locking mechanism (32). The punch driver assembly has a retractable punch shaft (30) and a guide (20) for receiving the retractable punch shaft (30).
Valeris Medical, Llc


Medical devices with retractable needle and related methods

A needle holder is coupled to the elongate shield and fixed axially. The needle holder has a proximal opening sized and shaped to receive a sampling device, such as a vacutainer.


Luggage handle structure

A luggage handle structure is coupled to a retractable pull rod of a luggage to control extension and retraction of the retractable pull rod. The luggage handle structure includes a handle, a button, a transmission member, and a pull rope.


Retractable luggage wheel system

A retractable wheel system for luggage. The retractable wheel system includes a luggage body with a base portion, a top portion and a plurality of sides, which define a packing compartment.


Retractable pet leash provided with a protective shell

An automatically retractable pet leash, comprises a casing or guard (10) inside which is a winding device of a cord or ribbon that protrudes from the casing or guard (10) through an aperture (13), and a braking mechanism operated by a pushbutton (12), and also comprises a handle (11) for gripping the leash with one hand. It also comprises a protective shell (14) designed to protect the casing or guard (10) from knocks or blows that can damage it; the casing or guard comprises at least one housing designed to accommodate by snap-fitting, when used, at least one coupling or ribbing element foreseen on the body of the protective shell (14) in such a way as to hold the protective shell (14) locked against the casing or guard (10)..
Ferplast S.p.a.


Enhanced interference management in heterogeneous wireless networks

We show that for any given muting fraction, a more constrained version of the problem of interest can be optimally solved in an efficient manner. In addition, the obtained solution is also a near-optimal solution for the original problem (for the given muting ratio).
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.


Device and emitting a light beam intended to form an image, projection system, and display using said device

The invention concerns a device for emitting a light beam intended to form an image, the device comprising one or more sources, each emitting a laser-type beam, the device being designed to form the light beam from the one laser beam or from a combination of the laser beams, the device comprising attenuation means, disposed downstream of the source(s), enabling the optical power of the light beam to be varied, the attenuation means comprising one or more retractable filters which can be interposed in the beam or beams.. .
Valeo Etudes Electroniques


Retractable flap for ring binder attachment

An apparatus is disclosed that facilitates the attachment of a bag to one or more rings. The apparatus can be disguised as a surface of the bag, and can pivot into a securing position.


Roll cover assembly

A roll cover assembly for covering a cargo space of a vehicle includes a cassette housing an extendable/retractable roll cover, a first receptacle adjacent a first side wall of the cargo space and having a channel configured to slidably guide a first end of the cassette during insertion or removal, a second receptacle adjacent a second side wall of the cargo space and having an opening configured to receive a second end of the cassette and permit pivoting of the cassette about the second end during removal of the first end from the first receptacle, a locking mechanism releasably locking the first end of the cassette into the first receptacle, and a release device actuatable to release the locking mechanism by pulling along a line-of-action parallel with a direction in which the first end of the cassette moves during removal from the first receptacle.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


Ball retrieving retractable claw

An apparatus for retrieving an object: more than two claws mounted to a plunger that is movably housed within a cup, the claws extending through a lid of the cup. With the plunger at the bottom of the cup, each claw is retracted into the lid; with the plunger at the top of the cup, each claw extends beyond the lid to a ball-grasping position.


Immune cell activation inhibitor and use thereof

The present invention provides a pharmaceutical that can be used widely for intractable neurological diseases, inflammatory diseases, etc. The immune cell activation inhibitor of the present invention contains bromovalerylurea or a derivative thereof.
Ehime University


Folding worktable

The present invention provides a folding worktable, which includes a frame and a board. It is upheld by four legs of retractable folding braces.


Retractable interconnect device including multiple electrical paths

A retractable interconnect device is configurable to operate in an extended mode or a retracted mode. The retractable interconnect device includes a first (e.g., short) electrical path and a second (e.g., long) electrical path.
International Business Machines Corporation


Retractable interconnect device configured to switch between electrical paths

A retractable interconnect device is configurable to operate in an extended mode or a retracted mode. The retractable interconnect device includes a first (e.g., short) electrical path and a second (e.g., long) electrical path.
International Business Machines Corporation


Integrated system for liquid separation and electrospray ionization

The present invention relates to an integrated system for liquid separation, such as lc, ce, affinity chromatography, and ion exchange chromatography. A preferred aspect relates to a specialised protection means for protecting the fragile electrospray needle when not in use.
Proxeon Biosystems A/s


Retractable end-cap for led tube

Embodiments of an end-cap for an led tube are described. In one aspect, an end-cap for an led tube may include an end-cap housing, an elastic component, a power connector, and a movable assembly.
Lightel Technologies, Inc.


Rear-mounted retractable aerodynamic structure for cargo bodies

An aerodynamic structure attached to the sides and top of a truck cargo body (either a stand-alone trailer or a “straight truck” with the cab and cargo area as a fixed vehicle) at the aftmost region, which rear typically contains a rolling door assembly, which rolls upwardly. An aerodynamic structure is permanently attached to the sides and top of the trailer in a manner that extend past the aftmost plane of the truck cargo body and retract to the aftmost plane of the truck cargo body when subjected to a force, allowing this device to be backed into structures.
Advanced Transit Dynamics, Inc.


Vehicle inflation device

A vehicle inflation device includes a hollow body having a front opening formed in a front end thereof and adapted for connecting with a vehicle exhaust pipe. Two corresponding through-holes are disposed in the hollow body for installation of an atmospheric relief valve.


Method and treating medical conditions

A method and apparatus for treating a condition in a patient such as bph, irretractable infection, cyst, fibroid, or any mass such as prostate or breast cancer, skin cancer, melanoma, or any other soft tissue cancerous or benign mass, employs a unique, three-dimensional software-controlled electronic amplifier array using arbitrary waveforms that dynamically and proportionally steer electrical currents by using two or more current vector paths, sequentially or simultaneously, through a defined area containing electrically-conductive ionic solutions so as to obtain 100% thermal heating or hyperthermia through the defined area. The condition is treated or a mass is destroyed with a minimally-invasive treatment which requires no radiation or chemotherapy which could be harmful to the patient..


Dinnerware with multifunctional configurations

A dinnerware with multifunctional configurations has a solid storage tube, designed into an extension tube made of stainless steel and a flexible cleaning brush set into the through hole of the solid storage tube in a retractable state. The flexible cleaning brush has a flexible long brush holder and a brushing portion mated at one end of said long brush holder.


Pet care device

A novel pet care device for walking a dog is provided. The device integrates many pet care items that are necessary while walking a dog into a unitary device that is simple to operate and provides a new convenience to the dog owner.


Irrigation systems

The disclosure features irrigation systems that include a base unit featuring a retractable fluid conduit, and a mobile unit coupled to the fluid conduit and including: a main body featuring an internal fluid channel having an opening; a plurality of wheel supports rotatably coupled to the main body, where the internal fluid channel extends through the wheel supports to a first plurality of apertures; two or more wheels coupled to the plurality of wheel supports; and a second plurality of apertures extending from the internal fluid channel through a wall of the main body, where during operation of the irrigation system, water enters the internal fluid channel through the opening and is dispensed from the first and second pluralities of apertures.. .


Lift handles having safety interlocks for a rack-mounted enclosure

According to one embodiment, a system includes an enclosure configured to be removable from a rack system, the enclosure including at least one bay for insertion of a component therein, a horizontally-oriented upper wall, a horizontally-oriented lower wall, two vertically-oriented sidewalls coupled to the upper and lower walls, and a set of integrated handles, each handle being configured to transition from a recessed position to an extended position, and each handle being configured to be gripped by a hand when in the extended position, wherein each handle is configured to extend higher than the upper wall of the enclosure when in the extended position, and wherein each handle is configured to retract to within an outer profile of the enclosure when in the recessed position. Other systems and enclosures are described according to more embodiments that have improved retractable handles..
International Business Machines Corporation


Electronic device including retractable bolt member

In one implementation, an electronic device comprises a first housing portion including a wall and a detent member on the interior of the wall and a second housing portion to attach to the first housing portion to form an enclosure. A retractable bolt member mounted in the second housing portion can engage the detent member in a first position and can disengage the detent member in a second position.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


System and using flexible circuitry in payment accessories

Systems and methods described herein may comprise rfid data acquisition technology which may be embedded in a fob or tag for use in completing financial transactions. This fob may a self-contained device which includes a transponder and which may be contained on any portable form factor and may comprise flexible circuitry.
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.


Aircraft waste bin extractor

An aircraft galley waste bin extraction unit is disclosed having a first compartment formed by a plurality of walls that conform with walls of the waste bin, an extraction chamber adjoining the first compartment and sharing a common wall, and a platform within the common wall including a hinged bottom edge that allows the platform to pivot into a horizontal position against a rest on an extraction chamber side wall, the deploying of the platform forming a window through which the waste bin can pass through from the first compartment to the extraction chamber. The unit preferably also includes retractable ramp extendable from the platform to a ground surface to guide the waste bin from the extraction unit to the ground..
B/e Intellectual Property, Inc.


Retractable stock guide and metal forming dies

A retractable stock guide has a stationary guide rail on which a retractable guide cap is operably supported. The guide rail and cap have two through holes at opposite ends through which two mounting studs extend to attach the stock guide to an associated die member.
Standard Lifters, Inc.


Keyed spin-on filter element

A filter element for installation in a filter element adapter assembly with a keyed retractable shroud for covering external threads configured to receive the filter element is provided. The filter element includes an end cap having one or more keyed fingers protruding axially and radially therefrom, to engage with keyed passageways on the retractable shroud..
Parker-hannifin Corporation


Stent and inserting a stent into a delivery catheter

Stents and method of inserting a stent into a delivery catheter are disclosed. In a disclosed embodiment, a stent for redirecting blood flow away from an aneurysmal sac is provided.
Isis Innovation Limited


Mammography system and method employing offset compression paddles, automatic collimation, and retractable anti-scatter grid

A mammographic imaging system is optimized for use with a single fixed size flat panel digital image receptor. It accommodates compression devices (paddles) of varying sizes, and positions them properly in a field of view of the image receptor.
Hologic, Inc.


Retractable arms clothes hanger

The disclosed retractable arms clothes hanger is designed to allow it to be easily inserted into and removed from the neck opening of a tee shirt, pullover, buttoned down shirt, or turtleneck sweater when its arms are retracted in the down position. Once inserted, the turning knob of the retractable arms clothes hanger can be rotated so the arms can be extended into their rigid, upwardly extended position thereby preventing unnecessary garment stretching.


Lipstick container with detachable applicator

The present invention provides an apparatus for holding a lipstick column and a lipstick applicator in a common protected container to allow them to be conveniently accessed with one retrieval motion. The apparatus is comprised of a base and cover that contain a retractable lipstick column and a separately detachable lipstick applicator.


Mobile phone case with heating element

A mobile phone case that is characterized by an on-board electrical heating element which is exposed through the mechanical action of a retractable cover. The heating element utilizes resistive heating by inducing electrical current through a small coil housed on the back of the phone case.


Mechanism for charging an electronic device with a retractable cord reel

An mechanism for charging an electronic device with a retractable cord reel. The device maintains a substantially continuous converted power source connection during operation, including operations adjusting the length of the retractable cord..


Product, system, and operational risk curve management

A product, system, and method are provided to efficiently manage potential future operational risk exposure by means of curve analysis, scalable to accommodate big data, made tractable by utilization of power law distributions, such that operational risk is accessible and susceptible to proactive management, including, but not limited to, by utilization of benchmarking, economic trade-off and cost-benefit analysis, forecasting, and reporting.. .


Image heating apparatus and image forming apparatus

An image heating apparatus includes an image heating unit including a pair of rotatable members between which a sheet is nipped and fed while heating a toner image thereon; and a retracting unit retractable from the image heating unit, the retracting unit including an air discharging portion configured to discharge air for separating the sheet from the rotatable member, and a feeding portion provided with a pair of rotatable members and configured to nip and feed therebetween the sheet heated by the image heating unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


Cellular shade with divider webs

An extendable and retractable cellular shade may include a plurality of vertically aligned shade cells and one or more divider webs extending within each shade cells to as to divide the shade cell into two or more cell structures. By adjusting one or more design parameters associated with the cellular shade, the configuration of the shade cells, such as the size and/or shape of the cell structures, and/or the illumination or lighting effects associated with the cellular shade may be specifically tailored to provide a desired aesthetic look or feel for the shade..
Hunter Douglas, Inc.


Pencil sharpening device with retractable pencil holder

The device sharpens and accommodates multiple sizes and types of pencils. The sharpener is affixed to a retractable reel, which is coupled with a rubber adapter, complete with a bore, for a pencil to be housed.

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